Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Brigadier General Mark Martins released the following statement on Sunday on the occasion of military commissions hearings this week in the case of Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi.
Quinta Jurecic is a research assistant at the Brookings Institution, where she focuses on national security law and policy. She was previously a National Security Intern at Brookings. She graduated from Wesleyan University in 2015, where she completed an honors thesis on moral theories of political leadership and drone warfare under the Obama administration.
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The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted a nationwide preliminary injunction against the enforcement of President Trump's executive order on sanctuary cities.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Elijah Cummings (D-MD) announced that former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn may have broken federal law in failing to disclose on his security clearance application that he had received money from the Russian government for a 2015 speech in Moscow and from the Turkish government as payment for lobbying work. Chaffetz and Cummings also stated that Flynn failed to request permission from the U.S.
In a joint press conference this morning, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) indicated that they believe former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen.
Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) have sent a letter to President Trump requesting information on the administration's domestic legal justification for the recent airstrikes in Syria, "in particular an explanation of whether this action expands ... precedents for action under Article II." The letter is available here and below.
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Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen will face off for the French presidency in the country’s runoff election following the first round of results on Sunday. As in the United Kingdom and the United States, France now faces a contest between one candidate representing support for immigration and international engagement and one rejecting the European Union and all it represents.