Zachary Eddington

Zachary Eddington is a student at Harvard Law School, where he is an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He previously worked as an analyst at the Department of Defense and interned at the U.N. International Law Commission, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Middle East Institute. He graduated with a B.S. in international politics from Georgetown University in 2009.

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Executive Order Authorizes South Sudan Sanctions

On Thursday, President Obama signed an executive order authorizing the Department of the Treasury to impose sanctions on certain individuals and entities involved in the conflict in South Sudan. The order has two main components. First, it specifies the persons that the government can designate for sanctions. It doesn’t name particular individuals and entities; instead, it lists four broad categories of persons that the Department of the Treasury can target.

Detention: Law of

Overview of Restrictions on Counsel in the Tsarnaev and 9/11 Cases

From the defense's standpoint, which are more onerous: restrictions on lawyers in civilian terrorism cases or restrictions used in military commissions?

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is currently challenging Special Administrative Measures (SAMs) imposed on him and his attorneys; Judge George O'Toole of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts heard argument on Tsarnaev's bid to vacate the measures last month but has yet decide the matter.

Criminal Law: Procedural

Tsarnaev Files Motion to Vacate Special Administrative Measures

Last Wednesday, accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev filed a motion to vacate special administrative measures (SAMs) imposed on him and his attorneys. In his motion, Tsarnaev argues that the government has not alleged facts sufficient to justify the measures---essentially a package of additional security restrictions---and that the measures violate the First, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments.

Lawfare will cover the defense challenge, any response by the government, an

Targeted Killing

Context for Judicial Oversight of the Targeted Killing Program: A Brief History of the Creation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

Recent events have accelerated a discussion focused around creating a special court to oversee the execution of targeted killings against suspected terrorists.