Quinta Jurecic

Quinta Jurecic is the Managing Editor of Lawfare. She previously served as an editorial writer for the Washington Post and as Lawfare's associate editor.

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Targeted Killing

Document: Judge Allows "Kill List" Lawsuit to Go Forward

Judge Rosemary Collyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia today issued a ruling that will allow a lawsuit challenging aspects of the targeted killing program to go forward. Granting the government's motion to dismiss in part and denying it in part, Judge Collyer held that one of the two plaintiffs will be able to proceed with his claims that the alleged addition of his name to the "kill list" violated his rights. Notably, she found that the case did not present a nonjusticiable political question.

Trade and Security

Document: Senator Corker Introduces Legislation to Restrict Presidential Authority on National Security Tariffs

On June 6th, Sen. Bob Corker introduced legislation intended to restrict the president's authority to issue national security tariffs. The bill would require the president to receive congressional approval before restricting trade on the grounds of national security.

The legislation is available here and in full below.

Material Support

Document: Forced Labor Constitutes Material Support, Board of Immigration Appeals Finds

In a June 6th ruling, the Board of Immigration Appeals dismissed and remanded the case of a woman appealing an immigration judge's decision to deny her asylum application because of her provision of material support to guerillas in El Salvador. The woman was kidnapped by the guerillas and forced to cook and clean for them, as well as to undergo weapons training. The guerrillas also forced her to watch as her husband dug his own grave before being murdered.

The Russia Connection

Document: Superseding Indictment Against Paul Manafort and Konstantin Kilimnick

A grand jury has returned a superseding indictment against Paul Manafort and his colleague Konstantin Kilimnick. The indictment adds new counts to the previous charges against Manafort and indicts Kilimnick for the first time on charges of obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice. 

The document is available here and in full below.

The Russia Connection

Document: Mueller Accuses Manafort of Witness Tampering

The office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a motion with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia stating that there is "probable cause to believe that [Paul] Manafort has violated 18 U.S.C. § 1512(b) by attempting to tamper with potential witnesses while on pretrial release and, accordingly, has violated the conditions of his release." The document is available in full below.