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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]
28 Jan 2017, 8:27 pm by Rick Houghton
” (See John Bellinger’s discussion of NSPM-2, here.) [read post]
28 Jan 2017, 8:12 pm by Jordan Brunner
As John Bellinger has noted, Chief Strategist Steve Bannon’s presence mixes the “political side” of the White House with its national security side and is unprecedented. [read post]
21 Jan 2017, 7:00 am by Jordan Brunner
John Bellinger rounded things off with a defense of Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson’s decision during his confirmation hearing not to label Vladimir Putin a war criminal before reviewing the facts and the law. [read post]
26 Nov 2016, 7:00 am by Quinta Jurecic
John Bellinger posted an excerpt from his Lloyd Cutler Rule of Law Lecture on "Law and the Use of Force: Challenges for the Next President. [read post]
22 Nov 2016, 10:46 am by Quinta Jurecic
John Bellinger posted an excerpt from his Lloyd Cutler Rule of Law lecture on "Law and the Use of Force: Challenges for the Next President. [read post]
17 Nov 2016, 12:23 pm by Jimmy Chalk
Security Council Resolution 2231 would make the JCPOA binding on future administrations, John Bellinger notes that the “calls upon” language in the resolution’s operative paragraph 2 lacks the binding force of a UNSC “decision” and thus does not stand in the way of the United States reimposing its domestic sanctions. [read post]
7 Nov 2016, 11:04 am by Quinta Jurecic
On Trump’s Promise to Jail his Political Opponents Grab 'em by the Constitution: Trump and the Justice Department, by Benjamin WittesPeter Keisler on Trump's Promise to Jail Hillary Clinton, by Benjamin Wittes Analysis of Specific Trump Policy Proposals Republican Leaders Should Repudiate Trump's Most Recent Comments on Waterboarding, by John Bellinger Trump’s Muslim Ban Isn’t Just Wrong, It’s a Terrible Idea, by Matthew Wein The Legality of… [read post]
10 Oct 2016, 10:55 am by Elena Chachko, Ashley Deeks
  Territorial State(s): Cambodia Non-state Actor: Viet Cong    Year(s): 1970 Official statements: Former State Department Legal Adviser John Stevenson’s statement to the NYC Bar Association, Legal Aspects of U.S. [read post]
8 Oct 2016, 5:44 am by Zachary Burdette
John Bellinger suggested that presidential waiver authority might be a potential remedy to mitigate the effects of JASTA. [read post]
6 Oct 2016, 12:16 pm by Zachary Burdette
  ICYMI: Yesterday, on Lawfare John Bellinger suggested presidential waiver authority as a potential remedy to mitigate the effects of JASTA. [read post]
30 Sep 2016, 12:37 pm by Benjamin Wittes
To my knowledge, the first explicit argument—at least by a prominent member of the national security community—that the man who would become the Republican standard bearer for President in 2016 poses a threat to U.S. national security was advanced on this site by John Bellinger last December. [read post]
24 Sep 2016, 7:58 am by Zachary Burdette
John Bellinger commented on a recently introduced congressional bill that would strip state-owned companies of sovereign immunity status. [read post]
13 Aug 2016, 6:18 am by Rishabh Bhandari
John Bellinger published an open letter that he and 49 other Republican senior foreign policy operatives signed declaring Donald Trump unfit for the presidency. [read post]