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Gassing International Law

Tuesday 11/7/2017

(Re-published from The Jurist | Nov. 6, 2017) The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) should not ignore or walk away from the alleged use of any prohibited weapon, such as chemicals, as it signals it is permissible to violate the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and erodes international norms related to such weapons. Further, it signals that countries with deep ties to P5 (U.K., U.S., France, Russia, China) are outside the scope of UNSC authority, therefore creating a bigger issue of eroding the international authority of the UNSC and jeopardizing the foundation of international law ...

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What the US Government Can Do to Prevent Low-Tech Terror Attacks

Thursday 11/2/2017

On Oct. 31, 2017, as reported by CNN, eight people were killed and almost a dozen injured when 29-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov drove a rented pickup truck down a busy bicycle path in New York City’s Lower Manhattan district. Authorities found a note claiming the attack was made in the name of Islamic State (ISIS) near the truck used in the attack. Saipov was shot by police and taken to the hospital. Originally from Uzbekistan, he entered the United States under a visa program designed to encourage immigration from underrepresented nations ...

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Professors William Banks and David Driesen on President Trump’s first 100 days in office

Monday 5/1/2017

Professors William Banks and David Driesen have co-authored an op/ed on President Trump’s first 100 days in office.

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Professor Tara Helfman Writes on Judge Neil Gorsuch and Originalism

Wednesday 3/22/2017

Associate Professor of Law Tara Helfman has written on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing in Commentary Magazine, noting that “Neil Gorsuch makes ‘Originalism’ accessible to the masses.”

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Professor Arlene Kanter Comments on SCOTUS Decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District

Wednesday 3/22/2017

Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence Arlene Kanter has written the following comments on the Supreme Court of the United States’ ruling in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District.

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