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Why it Might Matter Whether the Islamic State Was AUMF-able Last Year

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In February, Karen DeYoung and Greg Miller wrote a story in the WP about how Al-Qaeda’s then-recent expulsion of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, now Islamic State, or IS) raised questions about whether the AUMF “still applies” to ISIS. 

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Declaring War on ISIS

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, September 29, 2014

Does the President need congressional approval to use military force against the Islamic State?

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Patents and the Global Diffusion of New Drugs

by Iain Cockburn, Jean O. Lanjouw, Mark Schankermanvia IP2 Working Paper Series
Monday, September 29, 2014

This paper studies how patent rights and price regulation affect how fast new drugs are launched in different countries, using newly constructed data on launches of 642 new drugs in 76 countries for the period 1983-2002 and information on the duration and content of patent and price control regimes.

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Diane Webber on the ECHJ Opinion in Hassan

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, September 29, 2014

Diane Webber, a British lawyer who recently did a lengthy study of detention law in a variety of countries, writes in with the following account of the European Court of Human Rights decision earlier this month in Hassan v. United Kingdom (ECHR Application No. 29750/09, Judgment of Grand Chamber, September 16, 2014):

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Kamala Harris Goes to Washington?

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Thursday, September 25, 2014

News broke Thursday morning that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has handed in his resignation.  Holder has been a loyal member of Obama’s cabinet from day one, but now Obama must find someone just as loyal to replace him; let the speculation abound.

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interview with Carson Brunovia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Research Fellow Carson Bruno discusses the likelihood of Kamala Harris, the current California attorney general, replacing Eric Holder for Attorney General on the John Batchelor Show.

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California's Prop 47 Prison Experiment: Roll of the Dice Meets Ticking Time Bomb

by Bill Whalenvia Fox News
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Time was when anything but the toughest stance against crime was a ticket to political trouble in California.

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Speaking the Law: Chapters 4 and 5

by Kenneth Anderson, Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Hoover Institution has released Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 of our serialized book: Speaking the Law: The Obama Administration’s Addresses on National Security Law. Here are the Introduction and Chapter 1Chapter 2,  and Chapter 3.


The Financial Costs of Guantanamo

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Jessica Schulberg, writing at the New Republic, has a good piece about the financial costs of Congress’s insistence on maintaining the detention facility at Guantanamo:

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Joseph McNamara: An Appreciation

featuring Joseph D. McNamaravia Washington Post
Monday, September 22, 2014

It’s a sad irony that we’ve lost Joseph McNamara just as the country has become engaged in a productive and overdue discourse about policing. McNamara, who passed away Friday at the age of 79, was an eloquent and engaging critic of the drug war, of reactionary and aggressive policing, and of the militarization of law enforcement long before those positions were popular.


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