Sonia McNeil

Sonia McNeil is a third-year student at Harvard Law School. She is an editor of the Harvard National Security Journal, a Teaching Fellow at Harvard College, and a law clerk at a laboratory that develops advanced defense technologies. Sonia received a B.A. in Arabic, political science, and management from the University of Minnesota.

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Targeted Killing

Reviews: UK House of Commons Library Publishes Briefing on Al-Aulaqi

Lawfare readers who followed our coverage and analysis of the al-Aulaqi drone strike last fall (archived here) may be interested to see the UK House of Commons Library’s recently released research briefing on the matter (with citations including Jack’s influential post on Lawfare calling for the release of

Detention: Law of: District Court Development

Civil Suit By Ex-Gitmo Detainee Dismissed

On Thursday, Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court in D.C. issued a little-noticed decision granting dismissal in Al Janko v. Gates. The case is noteworthy, however, because Al Janko–unlike other former detainees who have filed civil suits–“is the first detainee who was released pursuant to a successful habeas petition to seek damages for acts he says occurred while in U.S.