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31 Oct 2012, 11:19 am by Benjamin Wittes
True, there are significant problems with conspiracy, as Kevin Jon Heller has posted, either as a mode of liability requiring a completed crime (the view in France and other civil law countries) or as a separate offense requiring only an agreement and some overt act furthering the agreement (the view under ordinary U.S. criminal law).  [read post]
31 Oct 2012, 4:55 am by Benjamin Wittes
Over at Opinio Juris, Kevin Jon Heller notes a new draft article he has posted on SSRN regarding the legality of signature strikes under international law. [read post]
29 Aug 2012, 3:00 am
(Last year, Kevin Jon Heller of Melbourne Law School published a definitive account of the latter group of trials, in his book The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the Origins of International Criminal Law.) [read post]
6 Aug 2012, 6:39 am
Kevin Jon Heller (Univ. of Melbourne - Law) has posted The International Commission of Inquiry on Libya: A Critical Analysis (in International Commissions: The Role of Commissions of Inquiry in the Investigation of International Crimes, Jens Meierhenrich ed., forthcoming). [read post]
13 Jul 2012, 10:07 am by Paul Caron
Following up on Wednesday's post, Yale Launches Nation's First Ph.D. in Law: here are some law professor reactions: Jack Balkin (Yale) Dan Filler (Drexel) Jeffrey Harrison (Florida) Kevin Jon Heller (Melbourne) Orin Kerr (George Washington) Brian Leiter (Chicago) ("the worst idea in the history of legal education") Jeff Lipshaw (Suffolk)... [read post]
30 May 2012, 4:49 am by Benjamin Wittes
Earlier this week, Kevin Jon Heller and I had an exchange over what the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA, Akhil Afridi, was actually charged with and convicted of. [read post]
30 May 2012, 3:30 am by Cassandra Burke Robertson
In analyzing the Chevron case, Professor Kevin Jon Heller articulated one common response, which views the procedural wrangling as disingenuous posturing. [read post]
28 May 2012, 5:11 am by Benjamin Wittes
Over at Opinio Juris, Kevin Jon Heller has a post complaining about Leon Panetta’s recent lament that “[i]t is so difficult to understand and it’s so disturbing that [Pakistan] would sentence this doctor to 33 years for helping in the search for the most notorious terrorist in our times. . . . [read post]
14 May 2012, 1:00 pm by Benjamin Wittes
Thravalos’s post prompted responses from Steve and from Kevin Jon Heller; it showed up immediately in government briefs in Al Nashiri, and it was the subject of argument at the Al Nashiri motions hearing in April. [read post]
30 Apr 2012, 1:36 pm
(credit for photo below of Taylor) Our colleague Kevin Jon Heller was right to call this "a stunning rebuke" by Special Court for Sierra Leone Trial Chamber II – for the reason that the Office of the Prosecution had constructed its narrative of Taylor's criminality primarily on the framework of joint criminal enterprise theory. [read post]
26 Apr 2012, 8:32 am
(Our colleague Kevin Jon Heller's terse pronouncement on the rejection of charges that Taylor also took part in a joint criminal enterprise: "Absolutely shocking ... a stunning rebuke to the prosecution.") [read post]
31 Mar 2012, 8:30 am by Jonathan H. Adler
See also this response from Kevin Jon Heller and Wittes’ rejoinder. [read post]
26 Mar 2012, 4:53 am by Benjamin Wittes
Over at Opinio Juris, Kevin Jon Heller offers the following objection to Haridimos Thravalos’s guest post last night on Hamdan, conspiracy, and history: There is, however, a basic problem with Thravalos’ argument.  [read post]
17 Mar 2012, 6:43 pm by Ted Folkman
Kevin Jon Heller has responded with a post of his own with examples of what he says are Chevron’s misbehavior in Ecuador. [read post]
13 Mar 2012, 9:04 am by Jack Goldsmith
Kevin Jon Heller at Opinio Juris responds to Peter Berkowitz’s critique of Bruce Ackerman’s argument that a self-defensive attack on Iran would be unlawful.  [read post]
27 Feb 2012, 4:38 am by interns
I only just noticed Kevin Jon Heller’s “Update” to his post slamming my post about the Rahmatullah case. [read post]
23 Feb 2012, 7:14 pm by Benjamin Wittes
…is entitled “Ben Wittes’ Appalling Take on Rahmatullah.” [read post]
7 Feb 2012, 7:25 am by Robert Chesney
Over at Opinio Juris, Kevin Jon Heller responds to my earlier post regarding the BIJ report on drone strikes in Pakistan, and in doing so draws attention to a very interesting question. [read post]
21 Jan 2012, 12:14 pm by Patrick S. O'Donnell
At Opinio Juris, Kevin Jon Heller writes: “It’s difficult to accuse these guys of being soft on Tehran, so it’s hard to quibble with their conclusion: The intelligence assessment Israeli officials will present later this week to Dempsey indicates that Iran has not yet decided whether to make a nuclear bomb. [read post]