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Justice Stevens: Bin Laden Killing Legal

(3) Comments | Posted May 13, 2011 | 5:52 PM

The killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. Navy Seals was legal.

So said retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens in a speech Thursday evening.
Speaking at a dinner that capped a daylong Northwestern University Law Review symposium in his honor, Stevens eschewed expected after-meal...

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Bin Laden Dead

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2011 | 9:06 PM

Toward the end of the second week of September 2001, my family and I walked past one of those floor-to-ceiling posters French magazines use to advertise the week's newsmagazine cover. From beneath a white turban, heavy-browed eyes stared out of a gaunt face with long nose and beard.

Our son...

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Referral of Libya Attacks to the ICC: Sweet, or Bittersweet?

(17) Comments | Posted February 28, 2011 | 2:56 PM

Some sweet irony in the referral of the Gaddafi regime to the International Criminal Court.

As court-watchers well know, longtime Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi long has been a thorn in the ICC's side.

It's not just that Libya's not a party to the Rome Statute that governs the...

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Giving Treaties the Short Shrift

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2010 | 6:12 PM

What to make of James P. Rubin 's blithe "Farewell to the Age of the Treaty"?

In a New York Times op-ed yesterday Rubin, a State Department spokesperson back when Madeleine Albright was Secretary of State, posited that treaties aren't "even worth the trouble anymore."


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Reading Tea Leaves on Kagan and International law

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2010 | 1:23 PM

How will President Barack Obama's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court treat issues of foreign, international, comparative, or transnational law?

As with many other areas respecting the judicial potential of Elena Kagan, this one is tabula rasa.

Kagan, who seems likely to succeed in her bid...

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Only Nine Months, But Still Deserving of the Prize

(5) Comments | Posted October 9, 2009 | 5:42 PM

Peace 2009 is the label that the Norwegian Nobel Committee has given to its on-the-web information on today's announcement that U.S. President Barack Obama is the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples," with special attention paid "to Obama's...

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