From the defense’s standpoint, which are more onerous: restrictions on lawyers in civilian terrorism cases or restrictions used in military commissions?
Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is currently challenging Special Administrative Measures (SAMs) imposed on him and his attorneys; … Read more »
On Monday, accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev filed his reply to the government’s response to his motion to vacate special administrative measures (SAMs) imposed on him and his attorneys. In his filing, Tsarnaev rejects the government’s claim that the … Read more »
Last Monday, the government filed its response to accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s motion to vacate the special administrative measures (SAMs) imposed on him and his attorneys. (We previously described the measures and Tsarnaev’s challenge here.) In essence, … Read more »
Last Wednesday, accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev filed a motion to vacate special administrative measures (SAMs) imposed on him and his attorneys. In his motion, Tsarnaev argues that the government has not alleged facts sufficient to justify the measures—essentially … Read more »
Over at Foreign Policy, Shane Harris has a story about Nathan Myhrvold’s Lawfare Research Paper Series paper: “Strategic Terrorism: A Call to Action.” Along the way, it also contains some nice words about Lawfare. It opens:
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It was a catastrophe narrowly averted. In September 2009 al Qaeda planned an attack on the New York City subway system, the nation’s largest, used by over five million riders every day. The attacks on the metro systems in Madrid, … Read more »
Some interesting terrorism-prosecution developments over the past few days that are worth noting.
United States v. Mohammed (S.D. Fla.) First, a pair of men (one leaving in Kenya, and the other–who happens to be a naturalized US citizen–living in Saudi … Read more »
Today we will appear before the House Judiciary Committee, and will argue that Congress should put to rest the question of military detention for domestic captures. More specifically, we will argue that Congress should state explicitly that such detention is … Read more »
The New York Times has a story about the problems of expanding CALEA to on peer-to-peer communications. The story discusses a Center for Democracy and Technology report on the topic by several experts. One signatory is Susan Landau, who writes … Read more »
For those who’d prefer the shorter version of Jen Daskal and my draft paper on life “After the AUMF,” we’ve got a short op-ed out in today’s New York Times with a far less alliterative title: “Don’t … Read more »
Earlier today I posted a commentary on “Boston Bombings: Local Police and Counterterrorism Intelligence,” based on reported claims that the FBI failed to pass on important threat information to the Boston Police Department, and further reported claims that … Read more »
The New York Times had a story yesterday headlined “F.B.I. Didn’t Tell Boston Police of Warning on Brother”:
Police Commissioner Edward Davis said that though some of his officers worked with the F.B.I. on a joint terrorism task
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Carrie Cordero, Georgetown’s Director of National Security Studies and a former Justice Department official, writes in with this piece on the Boston attacks and possible improvements to our approach to counterterrorism:
If the recent news reports are accurate (a
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Salam al-Marayati, President of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, sent in this piece on the Boston attacks and extremism:
An unfortunate consequence of the Boston Marathon bombings has been this: the sick words and deeds of a tiny,
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A very interesting post on the New York Times‘s FiveThirtyEight blog argues that, while Americans think future terrorist attacks are likely, they’re also increasingly “skeptical about sacrificing personal freedoms for security.” A Fox News poll right after 9/11 found … Read more »
Lawfare‘s crack team of contributors has been busy invading The Huffington Post. Hot on the heels of Susan and Ritika’s excellent backgrounder on Chechnya and Kyrgyzstan, I’ve posted an article arguing that it’s far too soon to call … Read more »
The following guest post is from Professor Geoffrey Corn (South Texas College of Law).
While there is still much we do not know regarding the Boston marathon bombings, there is enough information (and even more misunderstanding) to prompt discussion on … Read more »
The Federal Public Defender Office for the Districts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island has said it expects to represent Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, according to Miriam Conrad, the office’s federal public defender.
As it so happens, … Read more »