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War By Legislation: The Constitutionality Of Congressional Regulation Of Detentions In Armed Conflicts, Christopher M. Ford 2016 Stockton Center for the Study of International Law, U.S. Naval War College

War By Legislation: The Constitutionality Of Congressional Regulation Of Detentions In Armed Conflicts, Christopher M. Ford

Northwestern University Law Review

In this essay, Ford considers provisions of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which place restrictions on the disposition of detainees held in Guantánamo Bay. These provisions raise substantial separation of powers issues regarding the ability of Congress to restrict detention operations of the Executive. These restrictions, and similar restrictions found in earlier NDAAs, specifically implicate the Executive's powers in foreign affairs and as Commander in Chief. Ford concludes that, with the exception of a similar provision found in the 2013 NDAA, the restrictions are constitutional.


Bank Liability Under The Antiterrorism Act: The Mental State Requirement Under § 2333(A), Olivia G. Chalos 2016 Fordham University School of Law

Bank Liability Under The Antiterrorism Act: The Mental State Requirement Under § 2333(A), Olivia G. Chalos

Fordham Law Review

This Note specifically addresses the jurisdictional split on the mental state requirement necessary to hold a defendant liable under the ATA. This Note explores the current judicial interpretations of the statute and concludes that, as the statute stands, the Second Circuit best interprets the mental state requirement for § 2333(a) claims predicated on a violation of material support laws. This Note proposes, however, that Congress should amend the ATA to clarify the state-of-mind requirement and should only allow for a cause of action where a bank manifests heightened culpability through intentional wrongdoing in the provision of financial services to foreign ...


Threats Against America: The Second Circuit As Arbiter Of National Security Law, David Raskin 2016 U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Missouri

Threats Against America: The Second Circuit As Arbiter Of National Security Law, David Raskin

Fordham Law Review

For nearly 100 years, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has been a leading force in defining and resolving the uniquely thorny issues that arise at the intersection of individual liberty and national security. The court’s decisions in this arena are characterized by its willingness to tackle difficult questions and its skill in balancing the needs of the government with the rights of the accused to ensure fundamental fairness in the ages of espionage and terror.


Icrc, Nato And The U.S. – Direct Participation In Hacktivities – Targeting Private Contractors And Civilians In Cyberspace Under International Humanitarian Law, Ido Kilovaty 2016 Duke Law

Icrc, Nato And The U.S. – Direct Participation In Hacktivities – Targeting Private Contractors And Civilians In Cyberspace Under International Humanitarian Law, Ido Kilovaty

Duke Law & Technology Review

Cyber-attacks have become increasingly common and are an integral part of contemporary armed conflicts. With that premise in mind, the question arises of whether or not a civilian carrying out cyber-attacks during an armed conflict becomes a legitimate target under international humanitarian law. This paper aims to explore this question using three different analytical and conceptual frameworks while looking at a variety of cyber-attacks along with their subsequent effects. One of the core principles of the law of armed conflict is distinction, which states that civilians in an armed conflict are granted a set of protections, mainly the protection from ...


Trending @ Rwu Law: Linn F. Freedman's Post: The Goal Of Gender Equality In Cybersecurity 08/23/2016, Linn F. Freedman 2016 Roger Williams University School of Law

Trending @ Rwu Law: Linn F. Freedman's Post: The Goal Of Gender Equality In Cybersecurity 08/23/2016, Linn F. Freedman

Law School Blogs

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A Survey Of Possible Legal Responses To International Terrorism: Prevention, Punishment, And Cooperative Action, Jordan J. Paust 2016 Yale University

A Survey Of Possible Legal Responses To International Terrorism: Prevention, Punishment, And Cooperative Action, Jordan J. Paust

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

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Book Review: The Birth Of Nations. By Phillip C. Jessup. New York And London: Columbia University Press, 1974., Sandy McCormack 2016 Office of the Solicitor, US Department of Labor

Book Review: The Birth Of Nations. By Phillip C. Jessup. New York And London: Columbia University Press, 1974., Sandy Mccormack

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

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Aviation Law - Insurance - Neither “War Risk” Nor Other Standard Terms Denoting Civil Disturbance Within The Exclusionary Clauses Of All Risks Policies Encompass The Destruction Of An Aircraft By Hijackers, Kathy D. Izell 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Aviation Law - Insurance - Neither “War Risk” Nor Other Standard Terms Denoting Civil Disturbance Within The Exclusionary Clauses Of All Risks Policies Encompass The Destruction Of An Aircraft By Hijackers, Kathy D. Izell

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

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United States Obligations Under Status Of Forces Agreements: A New Method Of Extradition?, William J. Norton 2016 US Army Trial Judiciary

United States Obligations Under Status Of Forces Agreements: A New Method Of Extradition?, William J. Norton

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

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Self-Regulation For Safety And Security: Final Minutes Or Finest Hour?, Douglas C. Michael 2016 University of Kentucky College of Law

Self-Regulation For Safety And Security: Final Minutes Or Finest Hour?, Douglas C. Michael

Douglas C. Michael

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the accounting and auditing crisis later caused by the Enron and Worldcom scandals of that same year, created a great sense of insecurity in many Americans. In this Article, I analyze the federal government's response to crisis. I first define what a crisis is: a sudden, existential threat to which the entity has insufficient resources to respond. I then explain how regulation for safety and security is unique in two aspects: perceptions matter, and the assistance of the regulated entities is essential. I proceed by describing and analyzing the regulatory history ...


Newsletter, Summer/Fall 2016, 2016 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Newsletter, Summer/Fall 2016

Newsletter

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Contemporary Practice Of The United States Relating To International Law, Kristina Daugirdas, Julian Davis Mortenson 2016 University of Michigan Law School

Contemporary Practice Of The United States Relating To International Law, Kristina Daugirdas, Julian Davis Mortenson

Articles

In this section: • U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Law Facilitating Compensation for Victims of Iranian Terrorism • Russia Argues Enhanced Military Presence in Europe Violates NATO-Russia Agreement; United States Criticizes Russian Military Maneuvers over the Baltic Sea as Inconsistent with Bilateral Treaty Governing Incidents at Sea • U.S. Secretary of State Determines ISIL Is Responsible for Genocide • United States Blocks Reappointment of WTO Appellate Body Member • U.S. Department of Defense Releases Report of Investigation Finding That October 2015 Air Strike on Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, Was Not a War Crime • United States Expands Air Strikes Against al-Shabaab ...


The Two Faces Of The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, Emily Berman 2016 University of Houston Law Center

The Two Faces Of The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, Emily Berman

Indiana Law Journal

When former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden leaked a massive trove of information about secret intelligence-collection programs implemented under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in the summer of 2013, U.S. surveillance activities were thrust to the forefront of public debate. This debate included the question of whether and how to reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (“FISA Court”), the statutorily created secret court that reviews government applications to conduct surveillance in the United States. This discussion, however, has underemphasized a critical feature of the way the FISA Court works. As this Article will show, since the terrorist attacks ...


Data Institutionalism: A Reply To Andrew Woods, Zachary D. Clopton 2016 Cornell Law School

Data Institutionalism: A Reply To Andrew Woods, Zachary D. Clopton

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

In "Against Data Exceptionalism," Andrew K. Woods explores “one of the greatest societal and technological shifts in recent years,” which manifests in the “same old” questions about government power. The global cloud is an important feature of modern technological life that has significant consequences for individual privacy, law enforcement, and governance. Yet, as Woods suggests, the legal challenges presented by the cloud have analogies in age-old puzzles of public and private international law.

Identifying these connections is a conceptual advance, and this contribution should not be understated. But, to my mind, the most telling statement in Woods’s excellent article ...


Book Review: The Soviet Union In World Affairs, A Documented Analysis, 1964-1972. By Professor W. W. Kulski. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1972. Pp. 526. $17.50., Jacob D. Beam 2016 United States Embassy

Book Review: The Soviet Union In World Affairs, A Documented Analysis, 1964-1972. By Professor W. W. Kulski. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1972. Pp. 526. $17.50., Jacob D. Beam

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

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Charter On Economic Rights And Duties Of States: A Solution To The Development Aid Problem?, Joseph C. Vanzant 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Charter On Economic Rights And Duties Of States: A Solution To The Development Aid Problem?, Joseph C. Vanzant

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Device Of Fiction In Public International Law, Jean J. A. Salmon 2016 Université de Bruxelles

The Device Of Fiction In Public International Law, Jean J. A. Salmon

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Lesser Of Two Evils: Exploring The Constitutionality Of Indefinite Detentions Of Terror Enemy Combatants Following The End Of “Combat Operations” In Afghanistan, Justin A. Thatch 2016 College of William & Mary Law School

The Lesser Of Two Evils: Exploring The Constitutionality Of Indefinite Detentions Of Terror Enemy Combatants Following The End Of “Combat Operations” In Afghanistan, Justin A. Thatch

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

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Trending @ Rwu Law: Dean Yelnosky's Post: What The Tragedy In Orlando Means For Rwu Law 6/17/2016, Michael Yelnosky 2016 Roger Williams University School of Law

Trending @ Rwu Law: Dean Yelnosky's Post: What The Tragedy In Orlando Means For Rwu Law 6/17/2016, Michael Yelnosky

Law School Blogs

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Japan’S 2015 Security Legislation: Challenges To Its Implementation Under International Law, Hitoshi Nasu 2016 U.S. Naval War College

Japan’S 2015 Security Legislation: Challenges To Its Implementation Under International Law, Hitoshi Nasu

International Law Studies

Japan’s new security legislation, enacted on September 30, 2015 amid fierce debate over its constitutionality, is designed to enable a “seamless response” to any security situation that may arise. While public debate has been fixated on the re-interpretation of Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution, which underpins the theoretical foundation of this new legislation, there are also important international law issues that need to be addressed. After briefly reviewing the historical background leading to the adoption of the new security legislation and its contents, this article examines how the Self-Defense Force (SDF) can respond with the use of force ...


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