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How To Survive A Terrorist Attack: The Constitution's Majority Quorum Requirement And The Continuity Of Congress, John Bryan Williams Dec 2006

How To Survive A Terrorist Attack: The Constitution's Majority Quorum Requirement And The Continuity Of Congress, John Bryan Williams

William & Mary Law Review

Since their realization that United Airlines Flight 93 was headed toward the U.S. Capitol on the morning of September 11, 2001, legislators and policymakers have been debating how the legislative branch would continue functioning in the aftermath of a terrorist attack that killed or incapacitated large numbers of sehators or representatives. This Article reviews the current House and Senate "Continuity of Congress"plans, and argues they are both practically and constitutionally inadequate. Focusing particularly on the Constitution's majority quorum requirement in Article I, Section Five, Clause One, this Article argues that a House or Senate operating in accordance ...


Table Of Contents (Volume 81) Oct 2006

Table Of Contents (Volume 81)

International Law Studies

No abstract provided.


The Right Of Self-Defense In The Global Fight Against Terrorism, Christopher Muller Oct 2006

The Right Of Self-Defense In The Global Fight Against Terrorism, Christopher Muller

International Law Studies

No abstract provided.


Full Volume 81: International Law Challenges: Homeland Security And Combating Terrorism Oct 2006

Full Volume 81: International Law Challenges: Homeland Security And Combating Terrorism

International Law Studies

No abstract provided.


Introduction (Volume 81) Oct 2006

Introduction (Volume 81)

International Law Studies

No abstract provided.


Combating Terrorism In Bosnia-Herzegovina: Explaining And Assessing Article 201 Of The Bosnian Criminal Code, Henry M. Lovat Oct 2006

Combating Terrorism In Bosnia-Herzegovina: Explaining And Assessing Article 201 Of The Bosnian Criminal Code, Henry M. Lovat

ExpressO

This paper explores the legal measures that have been enacted in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) to counter the threat of terrorism, focusing particularly on the international and domestic political context in which the reform of the Bosnian criminal code was carried out, on the apparent origins of Article 201 of the BiH criminal code in the European Union Framework Decision on Combating Terrorism of June 2002 and on the strengths and weaknesses of this definition in the Bosnian context. The paper argues firstly that the events of 9/11, while certainly of significance, were less salient to the definition of terrorism adopted ...


U.S. And U.K. Approaches To The War On Terror: The Surveillance Of Religious Worship, Jodie A. Kirschner Oct 2006

U.S. And U.K. Approaches To The War On Terror: The Surveillance Of Religious Worship, Jodie A. Kirschner

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Statutory Commander In Chief, Neil Kinkopf Oct 2006

The Statutory Commander In Chief, Neil Kinkopf

Indiana Law Journal

Symposium: War, Terrorism and Torture: Limits on Presidential Power in the 21st Century. Convened by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and the Indiana University School of Law- Bloomington, prominent legal scholars, human rights advocates and government lawyers gathered in Bloomington on October 7, 2005.


Unitariness And Myopia: The Executive Branch, Legal Process, And Torture, Cornelia Pillard Oct 2006

Unitariness And Myopia: The Executive Branch, Legal Process, And Torture, Cornelia Pillard

Indiana Law Journal

Symposium: War, Terrorism and Torture: Limits on Presidential Power in the 21st Century. Convened by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and the Indiana University School of Law- Bloomington, prominent legal scholars, human rights advocates and government lawyers gathered in Bloomington on October 7, 2005.


The Nsa Domestic Surveillance Program: An Analysis Of Congressional Oversight During An Era Of One-Party Rule, Tara M. Sugiyama, Marisa Perry Oct 2006

The Nsa Domestic Surveillance Program: An Analysis Of Congressional Oversight During An Era Of One-Party Rule, Tara M. Sugiyama, Marisa Perry

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

On December 16, 2005, the New York Times sounded a fire alarm when it revealed that, in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks, President George W Bush had issued a secret executive order permitting the National Security Agency (NSA) to conduct warrantless surveillance on individuals to unearth nascent terrorist activity. Congress responded to the disclosure of the NSA domestic surveillance program largely by shirking its oversight duties. This Note argues that when a single party controls both the executive and the legislative branches, the fire-alarm model fails to provide sufficient congressional oversight. Short of future elections altering the balance ...


Finding Effective Constraints On Executive Power: Interrogation, Detention, And Torture, Deborah N. Pearlstein Oct 2006

Finding Effective Constraints On Executive Power: Interrogation, Detention, And Torture, Deborah N. Pearlstein

Indiana Law Journal

Symposium: War, Terrorism and Torture: Limits on Presidential Power in the 21st Century. Convened by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and the Indiana University School of Law- Bloomington, prominent legal scholars, human rights advocates and government lawyers gathered in Bloomington on October 7, 2005.


Loaded Dice And Other Problems: A Further Reflection On The Statutory Commander In Chief, Christopher H. Schroeder Oct 2006

Loaded Dice And Other Problems: A Further Reflection On The Statutory Commander In Chief, Christopher H. Schroeder

Indiana Law Journal

Symposium: War, Terrorism and Torture: Limits on Presidential Power in the 21st Century. Convened by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and the Indiana University School of Law- Bloomington, prominent legal scholars, human rights advocates and government lawyers gathered in Bloomington on October 7, 2005.


The War On Terrorism And Civil Liberties, Randall Coyne Sep 2006

The War On Terrorism And Civil Liberties, Randall Coyne

Randall Coyne

No abstract provided.


The People’S Agent: Executive Branch Secrecy And Accountability In An Age Of Terrorism, Sidney A. Shapiro, Rena I. Steinzor Jul 2006

The People’S Agent: Executive Branch Secrecy And Accountability In An Age Of Terrorism, Sidney A. Shapiro, Rena I. Steinzor

Law and Contemporary Problems

Shapiro and Steinzor apply the agency theory to the question of how much secrecy is too much. They use the theory to evaluate the impact of burgeoning secrecy in the likelihood that the executive branch officials will engage in faithful and forceful implementation of statutory materials, particularly in the arenas of protecting public health, safety, and natural resources.


Comment - Assuring Continuity Of Government, Sanford Levinson Jun 2006

Comment - Assuring Continuity Of Government, Sanford Levinson

The University of New Hampshire Law Review

Reply to Seth Tillman's article , Comment - Assuring Continuity of Government, 4 Pierce L. Rev. 201 (2006), available at http://scholars.unh.edu/unh_lr/vol4/iss2/4

[Excerpt]”What makes Tillman’s proposal distinctive, and important, is that it presents a statutory solution to at least aspects of the problem. It is an audacious proposal well worth discussing at greater length than I have time for in preparing this brief comment. Before turning to the specifics of his proposal, though, it is worth spelling out the possible situation that underlies the concern displayed by an increasing number of thoughtful Americans ...


Current Legal Issues In Maritime Operations: Maritime Interception Operations In The Global War On Terrorism, Exclusion Zones, Hospital Ships, And Maritime Neutrality, Wolff Heintschel Von Heinegg May 2006

Current Legal Issues In Maritime Operations: Maritime Interception Operations In The Global War On Terrorism, Exclusion Zones, Hospital Ships, And Maritime Neutrality, Wolff Heintschel Von Heinegg

International Law Studies

No abstract provided.


The Anomaly Of Guantanamo: Two Innocent Men Caught In A Devastating Legal Limbo, Lauren S. Elfant Apr 2006

The Anomaly Of Guantanamo: Two Innocent Men Caught In A Devastating Legal Limbo, Lauren S. Elfant

ExpressO

No abstract provided.


Plan Puebla Panama: An Economic Tool That Thwarts Sustainable Development And Facilitates Terrorism, Paulette L. Stenzel Apr 2006

Plan Puebla Panama: An Economic Tool That Thwarts Sustainable Development And Facilitates Terrorism, Paulette L. Stenzel

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


Hostis Humani Generi: Piracy, Terrorism And A New International Law, Douglas R. Burgess Jr. Apr 2006

Hostis Humani Generi: Piracy, Terrorism And A New International Law, Douglas R. Burgess Jr.

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.


Terrorism Is The World’S Problem, Nabil Fahmy Apr 2006

Terrorism Is The World’S Problem, Nabil Fahmy

Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law

No abstract provided.


Civil Liberties In Uncivil Times: The Perilous Quest To Preserve American Freedoms, Kenneth Lasson Mar 2006

Civil Liberties In Uncivil Times: The Perilous Quest To Preserve American Freedoms, Kenneth Lasson

ExpressO

The perilous quest to preserve civil liberties in uncivil times is not an easy one, but the wisdom of Benjamin Franklin should remain a beacon: “Societies that trade liberty for security end often with neither.” Part I of this article is a brief history of civil liberties in America during past conflicts. Part II describes various actions taken by the government to conduct the war on terrorism – including invasions of privacy, immigration policies, deportations, profiling, pre-trial detentions, and secret military tribunals. Part III analyzes the serious Constitutional questions raised by the government’s actions in fighting terrorism. The thesis throughout ...


Are We Unnecessarily Serving Up Civil Liberties On A Patriot Platter?, Kyle A. Clark Mar 2006

Are We Unnecessarily Serving Up Civil Liberties On A Patriot Platter?, Kyle A. Clark

ExpressO

This paper seeks to identify the general cognitive biases and overall measurement errors inherent in recent studies seeking to measure the effects of terrorism. Such biases lead to unprincipled conclusions founded upon incomplete information. These problems are exacerbated by inaccurate measures of the true impact of terrorism on the economy, the human psyche, policy-making and the world community. Such measurement errors severely diminish the probative value of the studies and lead to merely speculative conclusions. The goal of this paper is to shed light on these inaccurate conclusions in the hope that future legislation and practices aimed at curbing terrorism ...


Preventing International Terrorism: Can Multinational Corporations Offer A Fresh New Perspective?, Jocelyne Kokaz-Muslu Mar 2006

Preventing International Terrorism: Can Multinational Corporations Offer A Fresh New Perspective?, Jocelyne Kokaz-Muslu

ExpressO

Multinational corporations (“MNC”s) while investing in new ventures all over the world, have managed a variety of risk factors such as developing country risk, language risk, cultural risk, currency risk, and political risk including terrorism. The risk management strategies that have worked for MNCs would be beneficial and effective for states around the world, as well as the United States of America (“USA”), to win the war against terrorism. Furthermore, the USA has a unique position in the world, where it has accumulated dormant knowledge regarding fighting terrorism in light of its ownership of the most respected, most profitable ...


Fear Of A Blackened Planet: Pressured By The War On Terror, Courts Ignore The Erosion Of The Attorney-Client Privilege And Effective Assistance Of Counsel In 28 C.F.R § 501.3(D) Cases, Chris Ford Mar 2006

Fear Of A Blackened Planet: Pressured By The War On Terror, Courts Ignore The Erosion Of The Attorney-Client Privilege And Effective Assistance Of Counsel In 28 C.F.R § 501.3(D) Cases, Chris Ford

Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice

No abstract provided.


The Legality Of Governmental Responses To Terrorism And The Dichotomous Characterization Of Terrorists As Criminals Or Enemy Combatants, Gregory E. Maggs Feb 2006

The Legality Of Governmental Responses To Terrorism And The Dichotomous Characterization Of Terrorists As Criminals Or Enemy Combatants, Gregory E. Maggs

ExpressO

This article argues that the United States and other nations ought to create specialized laws to regulate governmental responses to terrorism, rather than debating whether the current laws of war or the current rules of law enforcement should apply. These specialized laws would see terrorism as a problem that sometimes lies between traditional crime and traditional warfare, and would establish rules designed to address governmental responses to it.


Torture: Considering A Framework For Limiting Use, Scott J. Goldberg Feb 2006

Torture: Considering A Framework For Limiting Use, Scott J. Goldberg

ExpressO

Abu Graib, Guantanamo, the War on Terror—the debate over the use of torture is still very much alive in the world today. The debate can be divided into two questions: (1) whether there should be an actual absolute ban where torture is never allowed either ethically or legally, and (2) if torture should be allowed under certain circumstances what form of regulation is best able to ensure that it is used only in those most limited circumstances. Currently, there is an absolute ban in place, yet world leaders, applying a case-by-case utilitarian approach, in fact permit the use of ...


No Laughing Matter: The Controversial Danish Cartoons Depicting The Prophet Mohammed, And Their Broader Meaning For The Europe’S Public Square, Ruti G. Teitel Feb 2006

No Laughing Matter: The Controversial Danish Cartoons Depicting The Prophet Mohammed, And Their Broader Meaning For The Europe’S Public Square, Ruti G. Teitel

Other Publications

No abstract provided.


State Responsibility For Private Armed Groups In The Context Of Terrorism, René Värk Jan 2006

State Responsibility For Private Armed Groups In The Context Of Terrorism, René Värk

René Värk

No abstract provided.


“Implementing The Usa Patriot Act: A Case Study Of The Student And Exchange Visitor Information System (Sevis)”, Kam C. Wong Jan 2006

“Implementing The Usa Patriot Act: A Case Study Of The Student And Exchange Visitor Information System (Sevis)”, Kam C. Wong

Kam C. Wong

On September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked America without warning, killing 2749 in New York City alone. 9/11 precipitated a renew call for stricter monitoring of foreign visitors. Consequently, the Congress passed the USA PATRIOT ACT on October 26, 2001 mandating the establishment the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) by January 30, 2003. SEVIS was designed to track and monitor international students electronically while they are in the United States.

A cursory review of literature informs that there is no comprehensive and systematic study of the SEVIS related implementation problems and issues, especially from the university administration perspective ...


Nulclear Non-Proliferation And Unique Issues Of Compliance, Gustavo R. Zlauvinen Jan 2006

Nulclear Non-Proliferation And Unique Issues Of Compliance, Gustavo R. Zlauvinen

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

Christopher Ford just spoke about compliance assessment and compliance enforcement, which are two concepts very inter-related and essential to non- proliferation.