An overview of the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in United States v. Moalin.
The Ninth Circuit declined to rehear en banc a case concerning the application of the state secrets privilege. What were the various claims made in the case?
Contracting fraud at the Department of Defense poses national security risks. Reforming shell corporation beneficial ownership reporting could help address the problem.
The administration’s change in the export regime of small arms has gone into effect, except for the rules relating to the blueprints for 3-D weapons. A federal district judge in Seattle temporarily blocked that switch.
The administration’s proposed rule change could have significant implications for the global trade in small arms, particularly in conflicts across Latin America and the Middle East.
Last month, the military commission for the matter of United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et al. (i.e., the 9/11 trial) held a marathon three weeks of nearly back-to-back hearings. After being held up by delays in the publication and release of relevant transcripts, this post summarizes these proceedings and identifies several areas of potential interest, including testimony from two FBI special agents regarding their interviews with the defendants and their prior knowledge of alleged torture by the CIA.
Update on the Military Commissions: Continued Health Issues, Recusal Motion and a New Cell in 'al-Iraqi'
The military commission trying alleged al-Qaeda commander Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi reconvened Aug. 21-28. You can find previous Lawfare coverage here and here.