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Monday 20 Feb 2006

Brian J. Foley [Florida Coastal School of Law]: "Why should Congress revise FISA to give the executive more power to spy? The main argument that AG Gonzales seemed to raise at the February 6 hearing was that it is too difficult/onerous/slow to get a warrant under FISA, even with FISA's [read more]

Sunday 19 Feb 2006

Anthony D'Amato [Northwestern U. School of Law]: "Lawyers in Denmark should investigate their criminal law of attempt, incitement to murder, conspiracy to murder, and procuring murder. If any of these are available under Danish law, then there would be no impediment against indicting the Islamic cleric who has offered an [read more]

Thursday 16 Feb 2006

Jordan Paust [University of Houston Law Center]: "Vice President Cheney has stated that he has the "power" to declassify classified material, but did he exercise that power before granting others the power to leak classified information? Richard Nixon learned that the power to terminate an Executive regulation or order is [read more]

Monday 13 Feb 2006

Geoffrey Corn [South Texas College of Law]: "The domestic surveillance debate took center stage on Meet the Press (Sunday, February 12th), as Senator Pat Roberts, former Senator Tom Daschle, and Representatives Peter Hoekstra and Jane Harman participated in a debate on the legality of this program (see here). Senator Roberts, [read more]

Tuesday 7 Feb 2006

Steve Vladeck [University of Miami School of Law]: "Is torture or other forms of cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment (CIDT) within the scope of government employment? At least somewhat surprisingly, according to this decision by Judge Urbina in the D.C. district court issued yesterday, the answer to that question is [read more]

Saturday 4 Feb 2006

Anthony D'Amato [Northwestern U. School of Law]: "Today, February 4, 2006, Senator John McCain speaking in Munich said that military action against Iran must remain an option if it did not bow to international demands to halt its nuclear activities. This is a major foreign policy statement, but why a [read more]

Thursday 2 Feb 2006

Michael J. Kelly [Creighton University School of Law]: "President Truman used American involvement in the Korean War as justification for seizing privately owned U.S. steel mills when a labor strike threatened to cripple that industry and bring production to a halt - thereby threatening the country's continued ability to wage [read more]

Thursday 2 Feb 2006

Brian J. Foley [Florida Coastal School of Law]: "In response to the revelations about presidential spying, several Administration officials, including President Bush and Attorney General Gonzales, have argued that the electronic surveillance program -- which appears to exceed the limits allowed by current law -- is "necessary" to prevent another [read more]

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