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    Cybercrime and the Fourth Amendment

    Panelists talked about cyber information and the Fourth Amendment. Topics included questions such as the protections for e-mails. Judge Posner participated by video conference.…

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    Future of Human Rights

    An international panel discussed human rights law, how human rights are enforced in different countries, and how the rule of law itself becomes part of a culture over time. They also…

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    Government Surveillance Programs

    Legal experts testified on U.S. surveillance programs and techniques in relation to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Members of the committee expressed concern that there…

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    Ethics of Drone Warfare

    Scholars talked about the ethics of drone warfare. The program began with an exchange between Vickie Langohr and Avery Plaw on the definition of drones and the history of their…

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    Preview of Supreme Court Health Care Oral Arguments on Severability

    David Cole previewed Supreme Court oral arguments on severability, whether the remainder of the 2010 health care law can stand if the individual mandate provision is found…

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    Guantanamo Bay Detainees

    David Cole talked about indefinite detention under Presidents George W. Bush and Obama. Topics included the cost of detaining individuals in Guantanamo Bay, the number of detainees…

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    Al Haramain Islamic Foundation v. Treasury Department Oral Arguments

    Federal judges heard arguments in Al Haramain Islamic Foundation v. Treasury Department. The case involves an Oregon-based organization’s challenge to its designation as a terrorist…

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    Presidents and the Constitution

    Walter Dellinger moderated a panel of legal scholars who talked about the issue of presidential obligation to follow the law. Among the topics of discussion were the role of the…

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    Book Discussion on The Torture Memos

    David Cole talked about the book he edited, The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable (New Press; September 1, 2009). In his book he collects the memos released by the Justice…

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    Arar v. Ashcroft Oral Arguments

    Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in Arar v. Ashcroft. All 12 appeals judges sat in an en banc session to hear the appeal to the 2 to 1 ruling in June 2008 by a Second…

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    New International Conflict Law

    Panelists talked about applications of international law in the 21st century. Among the topics they addressed were the laws of armed conflict, challenges to traditional concepts of…

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    Torture and Interrogation Tactics

    Two House subcommittees held a joint hearing on “Rendition to Torture: The Case of Maher Arar.” Testifying by remote connection, Mr. Arar, a Canadian, described being…

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    Book Discussion on Less Safe, Less Free

    David Cole talked about the book he co-wrote with Jules Lobel, Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror, published by New Press. In his book, Professor Cole argues…

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    Detainee Rights

    Professor David Cole of the Georgetown University Law Center talked about how Congress should respond to the issue of detainee rights in the light of the Supreme Court’s Hamdan v.…

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    Combating Terrorism

    Following Attorney General Gonzales' defense of domestic surveillance programs by the Bush administration in efforts to combat terrorism, legal scholars talked to students about the remarks…

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    Electronic Surveillance

    Professor Cole speaks about electronic surveillance. He argues that President Bush abused his constitutional authority to acquire foreign intelligence in certain cases without…

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    Future of the Geneva Conventions

    A panel discussion, titled “Detention and Interrogation of Captured Enemies: Do Law and National Security Clash,” was held on the future of the Geneva Conventions and…

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    Torture and Interrogations

    David Cole spoke about the use of torture by U.S. in the interrogation of terrorists. He discussed his support for the McCain amendment banning torture. The guest also responded…

    108 views
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    No-Fly Lists and National Security

    Mr. Rosenzweig moderated a panel discussion on the impact of no-fly lists and national security screening on civil rights and civil liberties. Topics included racial profiling,…

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    Supreme Court Cases Assessment

    The Georgetown Law Center hosted a faculty panel discussion entitled, “Exploring the Supreme Court’s Terrorism and Detainee Cases: A Preliminary Assessment of the…

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