Tuesday’s opinion in Ralls v. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States came as quite a surprise. For the first time, a federal court considered the relationship between due process, on the one hand; and, on the other, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an interagency mechanism with which the executive branch reviews foreign acquisitions of U.S. property for possible national security risks.
Raffaela Wakeman is an evening student at Georgetown University Law Center, a former researcher at the Brookings Institution, and a legal intern with the Department of Treasury’s Office of General Counsel. The views expressed in this post are her own, and do not represent the views of the U.S. Government or the Department of Treasury. She was a full-time contributor to Lawfare from 2011 to 2014, most recently serving as an Associate Editor.
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The D.C. Circuit, in an exceedingly brief and quickly-issued per curiam judgment, has affirmed the district court's denial of Obaydullah's motion regarding newly-discovered evidence related to his habeas petition.
The big news yesterday was the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board's rather hefty report on NSA surveillance. If you didn't catch Paul's post yesterday on whether the PCLOB overstepped its charge in deeming the 215 program illegal, do check it out. The White House disagrees with the PCLOB's conclusion.
A few snow flurries have shut down the federal government, but they won't shut down the Lawfare news roundup---though it's a light news day anyway.
The New York Times and Washington Post report that the United Nations has rescinded its invitation to Iran to attend the Geneva II talks.
Your Lawfare team is ready with pen and paper, and bated breath, to hear oral arguments in the habeas-related appeal of Afghan detainee Obaydullah before the three-judge panel of D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Merrick Garland and Judges Karen LeCraft Henderson, and David Tatel.
First up for the three-judge panel of D.C. Circuit Judges Merrick Garland, Karen LeCraft Henderson, and David Tatel this morning is its second oral argument related to the detention of Afghan detainee Obaydullah.
Unless you've been hiding under a rock or are in an undisclosed location, you've likely heard about former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates's soon-to-be-published memoir, Duty. Don't miss Dr.