Emma Kohse

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Emma Kohse is a J.D. Candidate at Harvard Law School, where she serves as editor-in-chief of the Harvard International Law Journal, and a 2012 graduate of Georgetown University's School for Foreign Service.

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Obstruction of Justice and President Trump: Comments on a New Report

This morning, the Governance Studies program at Brookings—where one of us works—released a lengthy report, entitled “Presidential Obstruction of Justice: The Case of Donald J. Trump.” Written by Barry Berke of the law firm of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, Noah Bookbinder of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), and Brookings Senior Fellow Norm Eisen, the lengthy document makes the case that:


Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Approves New Targeting and Minimization Procedures: A Summary

As Lawfare readers are likely aware, last Thursday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a trove of documents relating to FISA targeting and minimization procedures.

Case Coverage: Military Commissions

This Week at the Military Commissions, 4/25 Session: 51,000 Pages of Documents and Some Earrings

We are back for the second—and last—day of hearings this week in the case of Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi. Military judge Marine Colonel Peter Rubin gavels us in. He notes that the same parties are present as when recess was taken yesterday, with the addition of defense counsel Brent Rushforth, who had missed the first session due to a medical issue.