Quinta Jurecic

Quinta Jurecic is an Associate Editor of Lawfare and 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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AUMF: Legislative Reaffirmation

Livestream: House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on Authorization for the Use of Military Force and Current Terrorist Threats

This morning at 10am, the House Foreign Affairs Committee is holding a hearing on "Authorization for the Use of Military Force and Current Terrorist Threats." Witnesses include former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, former Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Brigadier General Richard Gross (Retired), and former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Matthew Olsen.

The Russia Connection

Jared Kushner Releases Statement on Russia Investigation Prior to Congressional Testimony

Jared Kushner has released a written statement in advance of his testimony in closed session before the Senate Intelligence Committee today and the House Intelligence Committee tomorrow. The statement is available on CNN and is included in full below.

Bolding below included as submitted in statement

STATEMENT OF JARED C. KUSHNER TO CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES

July 24, 2017

Podcasts

The Lawfare Podcast: Mieke Eoyang and Evelyn Farkas on Holding Russia Accountable for Election Interference

At this point, it’s widely accepted that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election; the question is what the United States should do about it. At Third Way, Mieke Eoyang, Evelyn Farkas, Ben Freeman, and Gary Ashcroft have a new paper on the subject, titled “

Executive Power

Hawaii District Court Grants in Part Motion to Modify Scope of Preliminary Injunction in Travel Ban Case

The U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii has granted in part the plaintiffs' motion to enforce, or, in the alternative, modify the scope of the preliminary injunction in the travel ban case. The motion came before the court in response to the Trump administration's narrow interpretation of the Supreme Court's per curiam order allowing implementation of the ban.

The order is available in full below.