A selective guide to the upcoming debates on inspector general reform
Jack Goldsmith is the Learned Hand 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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By the time we founded Lawfare, there had been years of debate, policymaking and court decisions on the legal legacy of Sept. 11, yet the big questions all still seemed open.
A response to Neil Eggleston.
The Biden administration’s rule-of-law credibility is the big loser; and the Supreme Court’s shadow docket the big winner.
President Biden warned Vladimir Putin that the U.S. will take “necessary action” if Russia does not disrupt ransomware attacks from its soil. The problem with this warning is that the U.S. has been pledging to impose “consequences” on Russia for its cyber actions for at least five years.
President Trump bypassed the traditional pardon attorney process more often than any other president. Our new essay in the Federal Sentencing Reporter evaluates how many of Trump’s 238 clemency grants were recommended by the pardon attorney.
The newly introduced bipartisan legislation would constitute the most significant improvement in the transparency of international agreements since the enactment of the Case Act in 1972.