Marty Lederman

Marty Lederman teaches at the Georgetown University Law Center.

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Syria

Would Airstrikes Against Assad be Lawful and Effective?: Reactions to the State “Dissent Cable”

Two important things are conspicuously missing from the “dissent channel” cable on Syria are any discussion of whether proposed steps would be effective, rather than deeply counterproductive, or  whether the recommended use of force against Syria would be legal.

Homeland Security

Military Detention of Non-Citizens and the Not-So-Negative Implications of the New Feinstein Amendment

As Wells and Steve noted last week, the Senate approved the “Feinstein Amendment” to the FY2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Amendment, if enacted, would impose a clear statement rule for the detention of U.S.