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Intelligence Squared US Debate: “The President Has Constitutional Power To Target And Kill U.S. Citizens Abroad”

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 9:50 PM

For the Motion: Alan Dershowitz, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School Michael Lewis, Professor of Law, Ohio Northern University School of Law Against the Motion: Noah Feldman, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School Hina Shamsi, Director of the ACLU National Security Project President Has Constitutional Power to Target Americans from Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates on FORA.tv The results are . . .
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A Recap of Friday’s Oral Arguments in Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta

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Friday, July 19, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Despite the day (TGIF!), the weather (95 degrees and rising), and other developing national security news, the E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse security checkpoint was brimming with people primed to hear oral arguments on the defendants’ motion to dismiss in Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta. This being Washington in the summer, interns were predictably everywhere: at the defendants’ . . .
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John Bellinger on “Drones and the Rule of Law and War”

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Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:52 AM

The Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC hosted an excellent discussion yesterday on targeted killing in which “[p]anelists evaluated issues like the current frameworks regarding the use of drones, the ramifications of a ‘drone court,’ the targeting of U.S. citizens abroad, and whether Congress should examine what these policies mean for the country.” John Bellinger spoke at . . .
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Panel Videos from Last Week’s ASIL Conference

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Here is video of the plenary panel from last week’s ASIL conference, entitled “International Law in the Obama Administration: The First Four Years.” Moderated by Donald Donovan, the panel included former State Department officials Harold Hongju Koh and Anne-Marie Slaughter. And here’s video of a panel on “Remote Warfare: the Moral and Legal Challenges of Targeted Killings . . .
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ACLU Opposes FISA-Like Judicial Review of Drone Strikes

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Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 11:42 AM

The most interesting element in Scott Shane’s interesting story on the growing pressure for a Court to vet drone strikes (which quotes Bobby several times) is that the ACLU opposes it.  Shane says that Hina Shamsi of the ACLU (these are Shane’s words) “said that a drone court would be a step backward, and that extradition and . . .
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Audio of Recent ABA Standing Committee Conference

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Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 5:53 AM

The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security has released audio recordings of its recent conference in Washington. Here they all are: Day 1 – Thursday, November 29, 2012 Conference Overview and Welcome Harvey Rishikof Laurel Bellows Panel I – Role of the Courts in National Security Law: Past, Present and Future . . .
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Breaking News: The ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Al-Aulaqi and Samir Khan Deaths

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 10:17 AM

The ACLU has filed suit over the deaths in drone strikes of three U.S. citizens: Anwar Al-Aulaqi, his 16-year-old son, and AQAP propagandist Samir Khan. The complaint is available here. The ACLU’s press release is available here. I haven’t yet read the complaint, which just became available a few moments ago, but Hina Shamsi, director . . .
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Discussion of Drone Strikes on the Diane Rehm Show Today

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Excellent discussion of drone strikes on today’s Diane Rehm Show–which, unfortunately, is not embeddable. (Memo to the Diane Rehm Show: Make your episodes embedable!) Guests include: Scott Shane Reporter, The New York Times John Bellinger Partner, Arnold & Porter Shuja Nawaz  Director, South Asia Center, Atlantic Council and author of “Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army, . . .
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