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U.S. Notifies Criminal Defendant of Its Intention To Use FISA Information Against Him

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Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 5:06 PM

In what could be a consequential move, federal prosecutors this week informed a man accused of providing material support to the Islamic Jihad Union (“IJU”) that they intend to “offer into evidence or otherwise use or disclose in proceedings [against him] … information obtained or derived from” intelligence collection conducted under Section 702 of FISA. The 2011 complaint filed . . .
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The Lawfare Podcast Episode #23: Brig. Gen. Mark Martins on His Decision to Drop Standalone Conspiracy Charges Against 9/11 Defendants

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Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 1:48 PM

In this special episode of the Lawfare Podcast, Military Commission Chief Prosecutor Brigadier General Mark Martins discusses his decision to recommend dropping conspiracy charges against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other 9/11 defendants. Martins announced yesterday that in light of the Hamdan II decision—in which the D.C. Circuit held that material support for terrorism is not . . .
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Lies, Crimes, and United States v. Alvarez

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Friday, February 24, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Wednesday’s oral argument on the constitutionality of the Stolen Valor Act generated a flurry of anticipatory and postmortem coverage, as well as divided commentary. The brief of the United States is here, the respondent’s brief is here, a transcript of the oral argument is here, and audio is here. While United States v. Alvarez is related . . .
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Obama Administration Says Corporations May be Held Liable Under Alien Tort Statute

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 7:25 PM

The Obama Administration filed an amicus curiae brief today with the Supreme Court in support of the Nigerian petitioners in the Kiobel case (which was brought against Shell Oil, relating to its activities in Nigeria), arguing that corporations may be held liable for violations of international law under the Alien Tort Statute.  The brief –signed by . . .
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