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17 Mar 2017, 12:09 pm by Jordan Brunner
  John Bellinger commented that the Alien Tort Statute case Doe v. [read post]
17 Mar 2017, 7:09 am by Jack Goldsmith
Two months in to the Trump administration, we are witnessing the beginnings of the greatest presidential onslaught on international law and international institutions in American history. [read post]
14 Mar 2017, 10:16 am by Jordan Brunner
The Wall Street Journal tells us that President Donald Trump has rolled back another Obama-era national security policy by granting the CIA increased authority to conduct drone strikes against suspected terrorists. [read post]
14 Mar 2017, 5:10 am by Paul Lewis
On Sunday, John Bellinger forcefully summarized the main arguments for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. [read post]
13 Mar 2017, 1:07 pm by Steve Vladeck
I imagine that yesterday’s excellent post by my friend John Bellinger was in response to the same catalysts—the Trump/Spicer/Sessions narrative I outlined in my post. [read post]
13 Mar 2017, 1:07 pm by Steve Vladeck
I imagine that yesterday’s excellent post by my friend John Bellinger was in response to the same catalysts—the Trump/Spicer/Sessions narrative I outlined in my post. [read post]
13 Mar 2017, 10:45 am by Jordan Brunner
” The Washington Post adds that on Sunday Senator John McCain (R-AZ) also called on Trump to provide evidence of the wiretap, and that if he could not that he should drop the accusation. [read post]
11 Mar 2017, 7:00 am by Jordan Brunner
John Bellinger lauded the choice of nominees for CIA General Counsel and Department of Defense General Counsel, while Quinta posted video of the confirmation hearing for Rod Rosenstein and Rachel Brand as Deputy and Associate Attorney General. [read post]
8 Mar 2017, 10:37 am by Jordan Brunner
  ICYMI: Yesterday, on Lawfare John Bellinger lauded the choice of nominees for CIA General Counsel and Department of Defense General Counsel. [read post]
4 Mar 2017, 4:34 am by Benjamin Wittes
 </p> <p> </p> <p dir="ltr">John Bellinger <a data-cke-saved-href="https://lawfareblog.com/defense-secretary-mattis-should-say-no-thank-you-increased-defense-spending-financed-cuts-diploma [read post]
28 Feb 2017, 12:16 pm by Jordan Brunner
”   ICYMI: Yesterday, on Lawfare John Bellinger argued that Defense Secretary James Mattis should say “No Thank You” to increased defense spending that is financed by cuts to diplomacy and foreign aid. [read post]
28 Feb 2017, 6:00 am by Caroline Lynch
But as Congress embarks on reauthorization of the FISA Amendments Act, set to expire December 31st, I find myself pondering whether sunsets have some value (for a discussion of sunsets in the AUMF context, see the 2014 exchange between John Bellinger and Jack Goldsmith). [read post]
25 Feb 2017, 7:00 am by Jordan Brunner
And John Bellinger and Andy Wang described the perhaps still-lingering circuit split over what “touch and concern” means in the Alien Tort Statute, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in RJR Nabisco. [read post]
22 Feb 2017, 10:44 am by Jordan Brunner
John Bellinger and Andy Wang described the perhaps still-lingering circuit split over what “touch and concern,” means in the Alien Tort Statute, despite the Supreme Court’s decision in RJR Nabisco. [read post]
22 Feb 2017, 8:54 am by Ingrid Wuerth
The possibility of foreign pressure around immunity issues is illustrated by the wide variety of defendants who have benefited from immunity including Chinese President Jiang Zemin; President Biya of the Republic of Cameroon; President Mugabe of Zimbabwe; former President of Mexico, Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon; and the former directors of the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate, as described by John Bellinger here. [read post]
8 Feb 2017, 6:29 am by Lisa Daniels, Ed Stein
As John Bellinger noted, Bannon’s inclusion “is unusual; the NSC function usually does not include participants from the political side of the White House. [read post]
3 Feb 2017, 10:24 am by Rick Houghton
The full text of the agreement was annexed to the resolution alongside a P5+1+EU “Statement” about the agreement (Annex B to the resolution; see John Bellinger’s discussion of the resolution’s structure and “bindingness,” here ). [read post]
31 Jan 2017, 2:18 pm by Jordan Brunner
On Lawfare, John Bellinger noted that Bannon’s presence represents a commingling of the “political side” of the White House with the national security side, which is an “unusual” deviation from past practice. [read post]
31 Jan 2017, 8:42 am by Jordan Brunner
As John Bellinger noted, the memo includes Assistant to the President and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, as a member of the NSC and the Principals Committee. [read post]
30 Jan 2017, 11:15 am by Jordan Brunner
John Bellinger provided his thoughts about the NSC memorandum. [read post]