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7 May 2011, 4:29 am by Benjamin Wittes
John Bellinger has said more to defend the administration on the legality of these operations, and far more persuasively, than anyone in the administration to date. [read post]
6 May 2011, 3:22 pm by Kenneth Anderson
John Bellinger has said more to defend the administration on the legality of these operations, and far more persuasively, than anyone in the administration to date.It is past time for Harold Koh to put some legal order onto the administration’s international law chaos. [read post]
6 May 2011, 12:08 pm by Robert Chesney
And speaking of great forthcoming articles, also check out the latest from John Bellinger III (Arnold & Porter) and Vijay Padmanabhan (Cardozo, Vanderbilt), titled “Detention Operations in Contemporary Conflicts: Four Challenges for the Geneva Conventions and Other Existing Law,” forthcoming in the American Journal of International Law: Since the 9/11 attacks, States have been scrambling to find answers to difficult questions surrounding the detention of members of non-State… [read post]
24 Apr 2011, 2:39 pm by Kenneth Anderson
He observes that many sensible people, including Matthew Waxman and John Bellinger, had been telling the incoming adminstration for months, and indeed had been saying to anyone who would listen for years, that ultimately the number of people it would be able to try would be limited.   [read post]
24 Apr 2011, 7:04 am by Benjamin Wittes
They were coming from people like John Bellinger III, who had been cautioning for years–literally, for years–that severe jurisdictional limitations would prevent trial of many Guantanamo detainees, and that evidentiary problems would prevent trial of many others. [read post]
21 Apr 2011, 4:36 am by Benjamin Wittes
Curt joins John Bellinger III and Brig. [read post]
11 Mar 2011, 2:09 am by Jack Goldsmith
When John Bellinger weighed in a few days ago, he noted that the matter was not so clear: Just how dramatic a change this is remains unclear. [read post]
10 Mar 2011, 7:49 pm by Robert Chesney
In any event, here is what Cully has to say about the shadow Article 75 casts over the military commission hearsay rules:  In addition to the always outstanding analysis provided by Bobby Chesney and John Bellinger on the Obama administration’s new executive order on GTMO detention review, and the accompanying “Fact Sheet,” there is another fascinating feature that merits discussion.  [read post]
8 Mar 2011, 9:05 am by Kenneth Anderson
(Update 2:  John Bellinger, who knows this matter better than anyone (possibly excepting Matt Waxman), has a must-read post on the Obama administration’s international law framework in the “fact sheet” at Lawfare.   [read post]
28 Nov 2010, 8:30 pm by Benjamin Wittes
Responding to my suggestion that Lawfare readers debate the parameters of a new AUMF–a discussion thread for which I have started over at our Facebook page–John Bellinger III writes in with the following: I’ve been a bit surprised by the reactions of a few readers of my recent op-ed urging an updating of the AUMF, who seem to view it only as a manifesto for expanded war powers. [read post]
28 Nov 2010, 6:18 am by Benjamin Wittes
It is hardly a surprise that John Bellinger III is being attacked (here and here, for example) for his modest suggestion in the Washington Post the other day that Congress should update the AUMF. [read post]
26 Nov 2010, 7:50 am by Robert Chesney
John Bellinger argues in today’s Washington Post for new framework legislation relating to counterterrorism – that is, for a new statute to supersede the AUMF.  [read post]
26 Oct 2010, 10:46 am by Kenneth Anderson
(Kenneth Anderson) Interest in targeted killing and drone warfare is not letting up in intensity — at least to judge by the pace of events on the topic. [read post]
11 Oct 2010, 2:44 pm by Jack Goldsmith
Here is a speech by former State Department Legal Advisor John Bellinger, given a few days ago at the International Bar Association’s Rule of Law Symposium in Vancouver, Canada.  [read post]
12 Aug 2010, 4:32 pm by Kenneth Anderson
(Kenneth Anderson) John Bellinger, former legal adviser to the State Department, reflects on the meaning of the Geneva Conventions today, in a post at Foreign Policy. [read post]