676Mar 19, 2012
Book Discussion on Power and Constraint
Jack Goldsmith argues that while it is commonly held that the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, resulted in the executive branch obtaining unprecedented and unaccountable power, the reality ...
322Feb 3, 2011
Wikileaks Publication of Classified Documents
Editors of The New York Times and The Guardian spoke about the release of classified diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks. They said that they would stand behind the publisher, ...
180Aug 17, 2010
Trying Alleged Terrorists
Legal experts talked about court proceedings of suspected terrorists and key players in the trial of convicted co-conspirator in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Zacarias ...
2,203Jul 1, 2010
Kagan Confirmation Hearing, Day 4
The Senate Judiciary Committee held its fourth day of hearings on the appointment of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens. Witnesses ...
49Apr 10, 2008
Role of the Justice Department in Combating Terror
Panelists discussed the role of the Justice Department in the war on terrorism.
Topics included the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), executive branch law interpretation, and ...
126Oct 2, 2007
Preserving the Rule of Law While Combating Terrorism
Mr. Goldsmith, former White House legal counsel, testified about law enforcement practices, warantless wiretapping, Justice Department counterterrorism programs, and civil rights ...
29Sep 8, 2007
Book Discussion on The Terror Presidency
Mr. Goldsmith spoke about his book The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment in the Bush Administration. He was head of Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, and was a key ...
57Dec 1, 2006
Detaining and Prosecuting Terrorists
A roundtable discussion was held on detaining and prosecuting alleged terrorists. Topics included the history of enemy detention, Supreme Court rulings, and the creation of military tribunals ...
36May 24, 2006
Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty talked about the maze of legal decisions, obstacles, and successes the Department of Justice faces in prosecuting terrorists. Prior to his confirmation ...
288Feb 21, 2006
Customary International Law
Legal scholars spoke about the influence of international law on U.S. law and legal interpretations of treaties and customary international law. They also focused on the Alien Tort Statute of ...
168Mar 30, 2005
Book Discussion on The Limits of International Law
Professors Goldsmith and Posner talked about their book The Limits of International Law, published by Oxford University Press. In their book they argued that international law was ...
58Sep 6, 2000
International Law and National Courts
Law professors talked about the relevance of international law in national and local courts. Among the topics addressed were efforts to bring former President Pinochet to justice, ...