Amidst the turbulent investigations into the Russia Connection, it is useful to review what made the bipartisan investigation conducted by the 9/11 Commission successful.
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CNN reports that House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) confirmed this morning that he was on the White House grounds the day before his announcement that he saw information suggesting that the communications of then-President-elect Donald Trump and his advisers may have been swept up incidentally as part of surveillance of foreign nationals.
Is Chinese law enforcement authorized to remotely access data located outside its jurisdiction?
Tomorrow—Hoover Book Soiree: Graeme Wood's The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State
The next in our series of book soirees at the Hoover Institution will take place from 5-7 pm on Tuesday, March 28, when Ben will interview Graeme Wood on his new book, The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State.
A select committee for the Russia investigation has many potential downsides.
A look at the principle of "militant democracy" embodied in art. 21 sec. 2 of Germany's Basic Law, which provides that the Federal Constitutional Court, the Bundesverfassungsgericht, must declare the dissolution of any political party that seeks to undermine or abolish the free and democratic order of Germany or to endanger its existence.
The United States should take proactive steps to address North Korea and not wait for China to rein in Kim Jong Un.
Don’t look now, but the Justice Department has just responded to key themes Benjamin Wittes and I have been writing about in connection with President Trump’s oath of office.
Upholding the Revised Refugee Executive Order: A Virginia District Court Clarifies the Establishment Clause Issues
An analysis of Virginia U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga's recent decision in Sarsour v. Trump.
On Tuesday, Lawfare and the Brookings Institution were pleased to host Rep. Schiff for an address on "The Role of Congress in Protecting Liberal Democracy."
Lots going on this week on Lawfare. Here's your guide to all of it.
CNN informs us that House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) has canceled the Committee’s scheduled open hearing next Tuesday with former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan, and former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates.
Bobby Chesney raised a number of issues regarding the Active Defense Certainty Act, and I’m just getting into it now. I think Bobby’s comments are spot on, but I want to amplify some of his concerns.
Iraqi politics cannot return to the pre-Islamic State status quo, an influential Iraqi sheikh warns.
On March 11, the Court of Military Commissions Review (CMCR)—the appellate court sandwiched between the military commissions and review at the D.C. Circuit court of appeals—issued a two-pronged order in the long-simmering appeal of the 2012 military commission conviction of Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al Qosi.
What If Keeping Out “Bad and Dangerous” Muslims is the President’s National Security Purpose? And Other Vexing Questions
Last week saw a flurry of federal court decisions on President Trump’s second travel ban order, along with an outpouring of critical commentary on what the courts got right and wrong. Here are three questions that haven’t gotten enough of the attention.
The military commission discusses Zero Dark Thirty, expert witnesses, and a very important question: Who is the mysterious Greg Sansig who has permissions to privileged defense material?
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson continued his tour of Asia over the weekend, visiting South Korea on Friday (though notably not dining with his hosts) and finishing up in Beijing on Saturday and Sunday.
This Week at the Military Commissions, 3/20 Session: Medical Records, High-Value Detainee Designations, and Classification Guidance
Two weeks of pretrial hearings begin in the 9/11 case.