Jennifer Daskal

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Jennifer Daskal is a Professor and Faculty Director of the Tech, Law, Security Program at American University Washington College of Law (WCL). From 2009-2011, Daskal was counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Department of Justice. She has published numerous journal articles and op-eds in, among other outlets, the New York Times, Washington Post, and The Atlantic. Daskal is currently a Scholar-in-Residence at New America.

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The Intellectual---But Not Political---AUMF Consensus

[Cross-posted at Just Security.] 

A real consensus is developing on the contours of an appropriate AUMF---at least among academics and other commentators. It wasn’t always this way. For months, we, among many others, argued (quite vociferously at times) on what an AUMF to fight al Qaeda and other associated armed groups ought to look like. But the rise of ISIL has greatly diminished the controversy.

Jus ad Bellum/UN Charter/Sovereignty

Strikes in Syria: The International Law Framework

[Cross-posted at Just Security]

As is now well-known, the United States last night hit approximately 25 targets inside Syria, some of which were directed at ISIL, and some at a group that has only recently been brought to the public’s attention – the Khorasan Group, which is 

Detention & Guantanamo

Sunsetting the AUMF: Rep. Schiff's Proposal

Pardon the interruption from all-things-surveillance, but pursuant to our back and forth with Bobby, Jack, Matt, and Ben on the merits of a new AUMF, Representative Adam Schiff, a senior member of the House Intelligence Committee, is planning to introduce legislation tomorrow that we think is worth taking a look at.  It sunsets a repeal of the AUMF at the end of 2014, and explicitly asks the administration