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    Terrorism and Criminal Law

    In October 1985 a New Yorker named Leon Klinghoffer was killed and pushed overboard by terrorists on the hijacked Achille Lauro cruise ship. For the 30th anniversary of his death, lawyers,…

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    Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

    Former Defense Department and FBI officials talked about the international community’s concern over the expansion of ISIS.* They also discussed the group’s evolution and why the…

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    Human Rights and Prisoner Treatment

    A law professor and a representative of the International Red Cross discussed humanitarian and legal issues concerning detainees in Guantanamo Bay. Topics included counterterrorism and al…

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    Law and National Security

    Panelists talked about the role of the federal judiciary in maintaining national security. Topics included the operation of military tribunals for prosecuting terrorists, differences…

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    Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism

    Legal scholars talked about civil liberties and the war on terrorism. Among the topics they addressed were detentions of suspected terrorists, providing access to counsel, secrecy by the…

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