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Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jul 7

    Keys Under Doormats: Mandating Insecurity

    Keys Under Doormats: Mandating Insecurity
    Two decades ago US law enforcement sought laws requiring communication providers to be able to decrypt communications when served with a court order. The proposed technology to accomplish this was escrowed encryption — keys stored by…
  • Jul 6

    The Nuts and Bolts of XKEYSCORE

    The Nuts and Bolts of XKEYSCORE
    I've been reading through the 48 classified documents about the NSA's XKEYSCORE system released by the Intercept last week. From the article: The NSA's XKEYSCORE program, first revealed by The Guardian, sweeps up countless people's Internet…
  • Jul 6

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The vote count on the “greferendum” is in, and Greek citizens have decisively voted "no" (or "oxi"). Despite the potential for exorbitant fallout, the Greeks rejected the terms of an international bailout that would have required…
Rank this Week: 35

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 119

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jul 7

    Charles Travis did not like John Searle's book

    Charles Travis did not like John Searle's book
    He really didn't: Pia and Sid sit in La Bellota Hermosa. Across the plate, now empty of presunto, Pia watches Sid, chest becrumbed, reducing a mass of toothpicks to rubble as, slowly and methodically, he works the last strands of...
  • Jul 7

    Sydney study of under-representation of women in philosophy

    Sydney study of under-representation of women in philosophy
    Via the FP blog, I learn of this new study involving undergraduates at the University of Sydney, which found that from their very first philosophy class, men were better disposed towards the subject than women, and that this did not...
  • Jul 7

    Speaking of the pernicious influence of Peter Singer...

    Speaking of the pernicious influence of Peter Singer...
    ...the Boston Review has a symposium on the "effective altruism" schtick, the latest form of self-congratulatory moral entertainment for bourgeois academics. A shame they didn't have any Marxists comment, but the economists Daron Acemoglu and…
Rank this Week: 1810

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 2316

Texas Coastal Law Society

Texas Coastal Law Society

From the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas.

http://texascoastallaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4133