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Targeting Jihadist Terrorists: Identifying Pertinent Legal Guidelines
Targeted killing campaigns are still accelerating under the Trump administration, with fewer constraints and even less transparency. More precisely, it seems that the Obama-era Presidential Policy Guidance has been relaxed in two very meaningful ways (More)
Donald Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban: The United States' Political, Legal, and Moral Responsibility
In what may have been one of the most consequential decisions since the notorious Korematsu case of 1944, when the Supreme Court upheld the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II, the Court (in June 2018) voted 5-4 vote to uphold Pre (More)
Federal judge allows Abu Ghraib prisoners' lawsuit to move forward
US District Judge Leonie Brinkema on Wednesday allowed a lawsuit brought by three former inmates of Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq against military contractor CACI Premier Technology to proceed. The case, originally filed in 2008 by the Center for Cons (More)
Iraq Federal Supreme Court rules portions of National Oil Company law unconstitutional
Iraq's Federal Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that several articles of the Iraq National Oil Company Law were unconstitutional. The law is meant to establish the Iraq National Oil Company as a public company owned by the state for oil and gas p (More)
ACLU: American detained by US military in Iraq freed
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said Monday that an American illegally detained in Iraq by the US military for more than a year has been freed. After an extensive court battle, the Trump administration and ACLU reached a settlement agree (More)
Blackwater security guard murder retrial ends with hung jury
A jury failed to reach a verdict Wednesday in the retrial of former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten, ending weeks of deliberation in a mistrial. "We have reexamined our views and continued our discussions about the evidence and determi (More)
The Due Process Clause and Voting Rights
Since the 1960s, most plaintiffs challenging state restrictions on voting rights have relied primarily on the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. The 1966 case of Harper v. Virginia Board of Elections in particular played a key role in the (More)
Unexplored Connections: The Crimes of Saddam Hussein and Israeli-Palestinian Relations
Nullum crimen sine poena,  "No crime without a punishment." - Nuremberg Tribunal, Final Judgment, 1946 Whether formally codified or merely personal, memory must always lie at the heart of justice. Today, however, almost no one remembers the myriad (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 21 April 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: A US federal judge on Thursday sentenced a former Liberian commander known as "Jungle Jabbah" to 30 years in prison for defrauding the US immigration authorities and lying about his role duri (More)
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 21 April 2018
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: The Democratic National Committee (DNC) filed a lawsuit Friday against Donald Trump, Russia, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, and several Trump aids including Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul (More)
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