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Matthew Kahn is a third-year law student at Harvard Law School and a contributor at Lawfare. Prior to law school, he worked for two years as an associate editor of Lawfare and as a junior researcher at the Brookings Institution. He graduated from Georgetown University in 2017.
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The arguments about the scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act focused on the statute’s text and purpose—and some interesting hypotheticals.
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The government of Iran announced it would breach nuclear research restrictions imposed under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and sent a letter to the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, detailing the country’s plans to disregard the restrictions, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam agreed to withdraw legislation that would allow mainland China to extradite Hong Kong residents for trial, reports the New York Times. The legislation sparked three months of protests to preserve broader democratic norms and institutions in the island territory.
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The former military commander of the Columbian FARC guerilla group that ceased operations after signing a peace agreement in 2017, called for a return to war and alleged that the government had violated the deal, reports the New York Times.