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Tag Archives: Andy McCarthy

Suing the President for Executive Overreach

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Monday, June 30, 2014 at 10:48 AM

President Obama has exercised executive power aggressively – as did his predecessor, albeit in different ways.  I don’t have time to parse and compare the differences, but in a nutshell (and simplifying a lot), the Obama administration has asserted enormous discretion under the “take care” clause to not enforce certain federal statutes, while President Bush . . .
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Andy McCarthy on Leak Investigations

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Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Andy McCarthy has an interesting post on the just-opened leak investigations.  He garners more reasons than I did to think that many of the recent high-profile leaks – not just on drones, but also on the Iranian cyber-operation – originated in the White House.  And he argues against a DOJ criminal investigation on the ground . . .
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It Is, I Suppose Inevitable…

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Friday, April 29, 2011 at 1:19 PM

…but it is kind of sad, anyway, that some people are taking the opportunity of the Left’s sliming of Paul Clement to begin attacking once again those Justice Department attorneys who in private practice represented Guantanamo clients. But it does reinforce my point from earlier this week that these two episodes are deeply connected. Andy . . .
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Libya – Advice to Congress

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Friday, March 25, 2011 at 5:33 AM

In the last few days several smart people have disagreed with my argument in favor of the constitutionality of the Libya intervention.  This is a perennial debate that arises every time the President threatens or uses force abroad without congressional authorization.  It is a remarkable fact about our 220-year old Constitution that the proper allocation of . . .
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Misreading My Views on Commissions

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Over at the Huffington Post and again at Human Rights First’s blog, Raha Wala (Law and Security Fellow, Georgetown) argues that I am arm-in-arm with Marc Thiessen and Andy McCarthy in “declaring victory” over the administration’s decision to allow commissions to again move forward.  Wala writes: Meanwhile, Robert Chesney, who has not typically been a vocal . . .
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McCarthy on Charlie Savage

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Monday, January 24, 2011 at 8:27 AM

As Lawfare readers know, I am not above criticizing the New York Times–or its estimable national security correspondent, Charlie Savage. I recently accused the Times’ editorial board of lying about the law, for example, and I have also recently lamented the role that Savage’s early reporting (for the Boston Globe, actually) on signing statements played in distilling . . .
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NYT Room for Debate and Whether the Ghailani Verdict Cuts in Favor of Commissions

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Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 9:25 PM

Over at the New York Times Room for Debate forum, Andy McCarthy, Orin Kerr, Diane Marie Aman, and I are engaged in an exchange of views about what lessons if any to draw from the Ghailani verdict.  So far there’s not much actual debate (as opposed to parallel opening statements), but I did post a . . .
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