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The Strange Case of Harold Koh at NYU

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 1:16 AM

I would normally lay off writing about the flap that has erupted at NYU over Harold Koh’s presence there. Academic politics don’t interest me much. Student protests interest me even less. And student protests based on false facts that, in turn, lead to academics piously leaping to the defense of one another’s virtues and students . . .
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Consensus on the Way Forward for an ISIL AUMF

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Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Even casual readers of this blog are likely aware of the longstanding (and thoroughly joined) debate between Ben and me with respect to how Congress ought to update / revisit the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force. That’s why I was pleasantly surprised by both Ben’s prepared testimony before yesterday’s House Armed Services Committee . . .
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Six Questions Congress Should Ask the Administration about its ISIL AUMF

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Friday, February 20, 2015 at 11:00 AM

[Cross-posted at Just Security] With congressional hearings on the Obama Administration’s proposed Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) for the Islamic State on the horizon, we propose six questions that Members of Congress should ask Administration witnesses: 1. What, exactly, is our strategic military objective? As numerous commentators have pointed out, the Administration’s . . .
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Why Three of the Six Just Security AUMF Principles are Flawed

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 9:25 AM

By coincidence, the same day that Jack, Bobby, Matt and I released our draft AUMF text, a group associated with Just Security released a document entitled “Principles to Guide Congressional Authorization of the Continued Use of Force Against ISIL.” There’s a lot of common ground between this set of principles and our text, but in my view . . .
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On Ryan Goodman’s “Interrogation” of the “Parity Principle”

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Monday, November 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Over at Just Security, Ryan Goodman analyzes UN Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson’s claim that states owe the same privacy protections to non-nationals abroad as to their own citizens at home in conducting broad surveillance programs. Emmerson had written, “The Special Rapporteur thus considers that States are legally obliged to afford the same privacy protection for nationals and . . .
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On Ryan Goodman’s Hopeful Take on Ending the Forever War (Or: Why Legal Debates About the 2001 AUMF Don’t Affect National Security Reality)

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 3:14 PM

A few responses to Ryan Goodman’s reality-defying take on my claim that the Obama administration’s idea of ending the “Forever War” is dead: *       Legal rationales debated by law professors will have zero influence on the duration of the “Forever War.”  The actions of the Islamist terrorists, and our success in defeating . . .
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More on the War Powers Resolution and the Use of Force Against the Islamic State

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 12:56 PM

This morning I argued that the Obama administration had violated the War Powers Resolution unless its is correct in its contention that the 2001 and 2002 AUMFs together authorize the use of force against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.  Three follow-ups: First, I speculated this morning that “the administration was pushed by the looming . . .
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Targeting Non-Al Qaeda Members in Yemen (?): The Role of Consent

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 4:30 PM

The other day both Bobby here and Ryan Goodman at Just Security here picked up on news reports that DOD may be willing to provide additional military cooperation (including logistics and direct fire capabilities) to the Yemeni government. Ryan then takes the opportunity to ask: what type of force is the U.S. government undertaking in Yemen already? . . .
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A Reply to Ryan Goodman on the Application of the ICCPR to NSA Surveillance

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Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 3:05 PM

In a post at Just Security on Thursday, my friend Ryan Goodman takes issue with my testimony before the Privacy and Civil Liberties Board, in which I said that even if the U.S. Government agreed that the ICCPR applies outside the territory of the United States, the ICCPR would still not apply to NSA surveillance . . .
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A Reply to Ryan Goodman

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Over at Just Security, the estimable Ryan Goodman of NYU Law School has responded to my post of Saturday taking on Glenn Greenwald over press eagerness to blow lawful classified programs. Goodman advances the remarkable claim that the legality of what he and Greenwald call “mass surveillance” is actually “an open legal question” under international law, and . . .
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NYU School of Law Event: “‘The Snowden Operation': A Victory for Privacy Rights or for Russia?”

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Friday, March 14, 2014 at 11:04 AM

  NYU School of Law hosted a debate yesterday between Edward Lucas, Senior Editor of The Economist and author of The Snowden Operation: Inside the West’s Greatest Intelligence Disaster—which Ben reviewed last month—and Stephen Holmes, Professor at NYU Law. The event was moderated by Ryan Goodman, also of NYU Law. Here is the description of the panel . . .
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Judge Pauley’s Opinion in Clapper: Reset Button for Bulk Collection Debate?

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Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Friday’s ruling by S.D.N.Y. judge William H. Pauley in Clapper is a welcome corrective to the anti-metadata clamor triggered by Judge Leon’s Klayman opinion and the President’s Review Group Report.  While no district court opinion represents the last word, the opinion by Judge Pauley deflates the overblown arguments made by metadata critics on the program’s . . .
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Ryan Goodman and Sarah Knuckey: Questions About New Targeting Rules

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Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Ryan Goodman and Sarah Knuckey maintain that the new targeting framework announced by the President “raises some troubling questions and leaves important older questions completely unanswered.”  Their list is long, but here are the first two: Where do the rules apply? The new rules apply only to operations conducted outside “areas of active hostilities.” A lot . . .
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The Capture-or-Kill Debate #11: Goodman Responds to Ohlin

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 10:46 AM

The following guest post is the latest in a series comprising a debate as to whether LOAC requires an attempt to capture rather than a first-resort to lethal force in some circumstances.  The debate involves Professor Ryan Goodman, on one hand, and an array of posts from Professors Kevin Heller, Jens Ohlin, Geoff Corn, Laurie Blank, Chris . . .
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The Capture-or-Kill Debate #10: Goodman Responds to Heller

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 1:13 PM

The following guest post is the latest in a series comprising a debate as to whether LOAC requires an attempt to capture rather than a first-resort to lethal force in some circumstances.  The debate involves Professor Ryan Goodman, on one hand, and both Professor Kevin Heller and a group consisting of Professors Geoff Corn, Laurie . . .
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Ohlin on Capture-or-Kill

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Friday, March 8, 2013 at 6:17 PM

I have been curating a running debate about whether LOAC requires an attempt to capture rather than a first-resort to lethal force in some circumstances, sparked by a paper from Professor Ryan Goodman and including responses and more from Professors Geoff Corn, Laurie Blank, Chris Jenks, Eric Jensen, and Kevin Heller.  The relevant posts to this point . . .
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The Capture-or-Kill Debate #8: Kevin Heller Joins the Conversation

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Monday, March 4, 2013 at 10:01 PM

The following guest post is the latest in a series comprising a debate as to whether LOAC requires an attempt to capture rather than a first-resort to lethal force in some circumstances.  The debate up to this point involved Professor Ryan Goodman, on one hand, and Professors Geoff Corn, Laurie Blank, Chris Jenks, and Eric Jensen . . .
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The Capture-or-Kill Debate #7: Goodman Responds

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Monday, March 4, 2013 at 10:16 AM

The following guest post is the latest in a series comprising a debate as to whether LOAC requires an attempt to capture rather than a first-resort to lethal force in some circumstances.  The debate involves Professor Ryan Goodman, on one hand, and Professors Geoff Corn, Laurie Blank, Chris Jenks, and Eric Jensen writing collectively on . . .
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The Capture-vs-Kill Debate #6: Rejoinder to Goodman from Corn, Blank, Jenks, and Jensen

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Friday, March 1, 2013 at 3:36 PM

The following guest post is the latest in a series comprising a debate as to whether LOAC requires an attempt to capture rather than a first-resort to lethal force in some circumstances.  The debate involves Professor Ryan Goodman, on one hand, and Professors Geoff Corn, Laurie Blank, Chris Jenks, and Eric Jensen writing collectively on the . . .
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Goodman Responds to Corn, Blank, Jenks, and Jensen on Capture-Instead-of-Kill

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 2:13 PM

The following is a guest post from Ryan Goodman, continuing a conversation begun yesterday in this post from Geoff Corn, Laurie Blank, Chris Jenks, and Eric Jensen. What the Critics of the “Lesser Evil” Rule (Still) Get Wrong: A Rejoinder to Corn, Blank, Jenks, and Jensen by Ryan Goodman I recently wrote that the law . . .
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