418Mar 13, 2013
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 ...
385Mar 28, 2012
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 unconstitutional. He ...
228Jan 15, 2012
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 still being ...
521Mar 8, 2011
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 ...
807Nov 18, 2010
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 Justice ...
450Oct 7, 2009
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 ...
63Apr 10, 2008
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 warfare ...
336Oct 18, 2007
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 detained at ...
74Sep 25, 2007
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 ...
30Jul 13, 2006
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. ...
28Jan 24, 2006
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 and ...
13Jan 2, 2006
Professor Cole speaks about electronic surveillance. He argues that President Bush abused his constitutional authority to acquire foreign intelligence in certain cases without permission from ...
16Dec 12, 2005
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 international norms ...
39Nov 10, 2005
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 to ...
49Sep 6, 2005
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, privacy ...
88Jun 29, 2004
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 Rulings.” ...
41Dec 17, 2003
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 ...
50Jan 9, 2003
Book Discussion on It's a Free Country: Personal Freedom in America
A panel of contributors discuss It’s a Free Country: Personal Freedom in America After September 11, edited by the publishers of RDV Books, Danny Goldberg, Victor Goldberg, Robert ...
32Nov 22, 2002
Terrorist Detention and Prosecution
The panelists talked about the detention and prosecution of terrorists, focusing on the balance between individual liberties and the need to protect the public. Following their prepared ...
16Jun 7, 2002
The Impact of September 11 on Civil Rights
The national convention topic will be “Arab Americans Mobilizing for Empowerment.”
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