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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 31

    Did the Intercept Just Admit It Makes Up Facts?

    Did the Intercept Just Admit It Makes Up Facts?
    It isn't every day you have an exchange with a journalist who just comes out and admits—twice, actually—that a story in his publication contains made up facts. But I actually think that's more or less what just took place in a…
  • Jul 31

    What Is the Domestic Law Basis for U.S. Airstrikes Supporting AMISOM in Somalia?

    What Is the Domestic Law Basis for U.S. Airstrikes Supporting AMISOM in Somalia?
    A few days ago, Ashley had an excellent post flagging an important shift in U.S. policy relating to the use of force against Somalia: having been careful in the past to target only key al Shabaab leaders thought to be "dual-hatted" as al…
  • Jul 31

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Fault lines are already appearing as the Taliban scrambles to explain and restructure after the death (some time back) of Mullah Omar. Yesterday, a group of senior Taliban leaders elected Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour as the…
Rank this Week: 47

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 31

    What if colleges issued parents an itemized tuition bill?

    What if colleges issued parents an itemized tuition bill?
    An amusing idea from philosopher Erik Banks (Wright State).
  • Jul 31

    New Books in July

    New Books in July
    Authors and/or publishers kindly sent me these new books in July: Peirce by Albert Atkin (Routledge, 2016) [this is part of my Routledge Philosophers series] The Trolley Problem Mysteries by F.M. Kamm (Oxford University Press, 2015) (with…
  • Jul 30

    A dentist killed a lion...

    A dentist killed a lion...
    ...and the Internet swung into action.
Rank this Week: 166

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/
  • Jul 31

    Will the ABA adopt anti-bias rule in text of 8.4?

    Will the ABA adopt anti-bias rule in text of 8.4?
    As many of our readers know, Model Rule 8.4 has a comment paragraph suggesting that certain discriminatory conduct might be grounds for discipline because it is prejudicial to the administration of justice. An ABA ethics committee is now…
  • Jul 31

    Transactional lawyers as business advisors? (New 7th Circuit opinion)

    Transactional lawyers as business advisors? (New 7th Circuit opinion)
    There's an interesting new case out of the Seventh Circuit, reinstating a legal malpractice case against a transactional firm for an alleged failure to warn the client that it might be dealing with a Ponzi scheme. Worth reading in its...
  • Jul 30

    China's Crackdown on Lawyers: What Should US Law Schools and Law Firms Do?

    China's Crackdown on Lawyers: What Should US Law Schools and Law Firms Do?
    Chinese officials are arresting, detaining, and convicting civil rights and defense lawyers in the country. The Times has an editorial today (July 30) - "the crackdown is undoubtedly intended to crush the 'rights defense' movement, which aims…
Rank this Week: 192

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: 255

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: 4929