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Senators Kelly Ayotte and Mark Kirk Introduce Bills to Halt GTMO Transfers

Hot on the heels of another transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees—this time to Senagal—and amid news that nine more detainees are likely to be transferred in the next two weeks, Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) introduced legislation yesterday that would prohibit the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility as well as bar transfers of remaining detainees to any foreign country throu


On the (Legal) Irrelevance of Iran Sanctions Act Renewal

While the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) appears to have overcome the last major congressional hurdle to implementation, the latest quixotic attempt to tie sanctions relief to Iran’s payment of damages to plaintiffs in terrorism-related lawsuits notwithstanding, Congress has made it abundantly clear that legislative efforts vis-à-vis Iran will continue.

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