What debates about the meaning and efficacy of the U.N. Charter might tell us about international law—and constitutional law.
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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There is no apparent domestic or international legal authority for the airstrikes conducted in Syria on April 14.
What lessons should we learn from how politicians and the media have reacted to Trump's past threats to fire Mueller and Rosenstein?
Airstrikes raise serious legal and practical concerns.
The answer is not obvious.
The special counsel regulations authorize only a limited report.