The Harvard National Security Journal’s spring issue, published last week, has five articles that may be of interest to Lawfare readers.
Jack Goldsmith is the Henry L. Shattuck Professor at Harvard Law School, co-founder of Lawfare, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Before coming to Harvard, Professor Goldsmith served as Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel from 2003-2004, and Special Counsel to the Department of Defense from 2002-2003.
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This Office of Legal Counsel test for unilateral uses of force provides no meaningful constraint on presidential power.
There is no obvious right answer on the validity of self-pardons, and if Trump becomes the first president to pardon himself, a court is unlikely to provide an answer.
The opinion on the April 2018 airstrikes against Syrian chemical-weapons facilities follows straightforwardly from Obama-era legal opinions, including one we did not know about until today.
The executive branch's broad views on the president’s pardon power might soon become relevant to the Mueller investigation.
Strengths Become Vulnerabilities: How a Digital World Disadvantages the United States in Its International Relations
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The Obama administration made the Iran deal in a way it knew was easy for its successor to break.