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House Hearings This Morning on FBI Oversight and Bergdahl Exchange

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Today, two hearings began before House of Representatives committees at 10:00 am. FBI Director James Comey is appearing before the House Judiciary Committee to testify on oversight of the Bureau. His prepared testimony and the live broadcast are below. The Honorable James B. Comey Director Federal Bureau of Investigation Meanwhile, the House Armed Services Committee . . .
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Lawfare on the Hill

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Monday, April 7, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Two hearings this week to take note of: Tomorrow, Tuesday April 8th at 2pm: The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade will hold a hearing on “Is al-Qaeda Winning? Grading the Administration’s Counterterrorism Policy.” Ben will be testifying on the future of the AUMF and 702. Thursday, April 10th at 9am: The House Judiciary Committee will . . .
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Today at 10am: A Boatload of Hearings on the Hill

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Today at 10am, there will be a number of hearings that may be of interest to Lawfare readers: House Judiciary Committee hearing on “Examining Recommendations to Reform FISA Authorities.” Link is here. The witness list includes: James M. Cole (Department of Justice) Peter Swire (Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology) Mr. David Medine (Privacy and Civil . . .
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HJC Hearing on Constitutional Rights of U.S. Citizens in the War on Terror

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Ben and Bobby will be testifying in front of the House Judiciary Committee on “Protecting U.S. Citizens’ Constitutional Rights During the War on Terror” at 10 am tomorrow at 2141 Rayburn House Office Building.  The two other witnesses will be Steven A. Engel, partner at Dechert and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, and Mary Ellen O’Connell of . . .
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Tim Starks of CQ on Lawfare

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Monday, April 15, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Over at the CQ Weekly, Tim Starks has written a mini-profile of Lawfare. It opens (warning: paywall): When the House Judiciary Committee summoned experts in February to testify about the legality of drone strikes on U.S. citizens, all of them came from one blog: Lawfare. And when California Democratic Rep. Adam B. Schiff wanted to . . .
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Opposition to the House Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) Draft

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Last week I noted that the House Judiciary Committee was  circulating a proposal to reform the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act that was mostly a wish list for the Department of Justice.  Yesterday a diverse group of organizations and individuals (of whom I was one) sent a letter to the Committee urging the Committee to . . .
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Bipartisanship in International Law

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Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 9:00 AM

When I testified last month (together with Ben, Bobby, and Steve) before the House Judiciary Committee on the legality of targeted killings, I started and ended my remarks with a plea for more congressional bipartisanship on international and national security legal issues.  I added that I was appearing specifically in order to provide bipartisan support . . .
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Answering Emptywheel’s Question

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Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Over at at the Emptywheel blog, Ms. Wheel colorfully asks of yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing: “Boy, what fucking idiots run DOJ (and, presumably, the Obama Administration generally)”? She goes on, marveling at the administration’s stupidity for refusing to send an official to testify at the hearing: Whoo boy! You had Trey Gowdy, of all . . .
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Rolling Stone Doesn’t Like Lawfare’s Day on the Hill

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Over at Rolling Stone, John Knefel pans the House Judiciary Committee hearing today for being too Lawfare-heavy: The House Judiciary Committee held a full member hearing today on when it is acceptable for the government to designate a U.S. citizen for targeted killing – the first hearing to focus specifically on this hot-button issue. Despite the session’s . . .
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Ninth Circuit Calls Sea Shepherd Actions “Piracy”

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Not all news today is the secret meeting of the Lawfare cabal in plain sight – at the House Judiciary Committee hearing on drones and targeted killing.  There is, for example, the opinion just issued in the Sea Shepherd case by the Ninth Circuit, with these opening sentences from Chief Judge Kozinski: You don’t need . . .
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Video of This Morning’s Hearing on Targeted Killing

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Watch the video of this morning’s House Committee on the Judiciary right here. Read the witnesses’ testimonies here.

In Defense of the Administration on Targeted Killing of Americans

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM

In writing my testimony for today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on drones and targeted killing of U.S. citizens overseas, I found myself writing a more complete explication of the essential legal rationale underlying the administration’s position on the subject than I have, to date, set down in one place. Some of it was drawn from . . .
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Witness List for Feb. 27 House Judiciary Hearing on “Drones and the War On Terror”

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Friday, February 22, 2013 at 11:25 PM

The House Judiciary Committee has released the witness list for its coming, February 27 hearing on “Drones and the War On Terror: When Can the U.S. Target Alleged American Terrorists Overseas?” Careful Lawfare readers just might notice a pattern: Witness List Mr. John B. Bellinger, III Partner Arnold & Porter LLP Mr. Robert Chesney Charles I. Francis Professor . . .
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Attorney General Holder Appoints Prosecutors for Leak Investigations

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Friday, June 8, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Here is his statement: “Today, I assigned U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald C. Machen Jr. and U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein to lead criminal investigations into recent instances of possible unauthorized disclosures of classified information. “These two highly-respected and experienced prosecutors will be directing separate investigations currently . . .
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