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ABA Watch August 2008

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August 06, 2008

ABA WatchIn this issue, we offer an overview of the ABA’s policy on gun control, offered in light of the recent decision in the Heller case. We also discuss an ethical issue concerning attorneys fees by the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility considered last Fall. We also profile several of the award winners at the ABA’s Annual Meeting. And, as in the past, we digest and summarize actions before the House of Delegates. [More]

ABA Watch February 2010

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February 05, 2010
ABA WatchIn this issue, we are pleased to offer an interview conducted over email with ABA President-Elect Stephen Zack, who will become president of the Association next summer.  We are publishing his responses unedited in this issue.  This issue also features a piece discussing the ABA’s policy regarding the Obama Administration’s decision to prosecute the five Guantanamo detainees accused of conspiring to commit the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York.  And, as in the past, we digest and summarize actions before the House of Delegates. [More]

Address by Kenneth L. Wainstein - Event Audio/Video

International & National Security Law Practice Group
Kenneth L. Wainstein, Charles D. Stimson May 29, 2009
The Federalist Society's International & National Security Law Practice Group and the Heritage Foundation co-hosted this event at the Capital Visitor Center on May 28, 2009. These closing remarks were part of a conference on Counterterrorism and the Obama Administration. The address was given by The Hon. Kenneth L. Wainstein of O'Melveny & Myers LLP and former Assistant U.S. Attorney General for National Security. Introduction by Charles D. "Cully" Stimson, Senior Legal Fellow at the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation and former Deputy Assistant U.S. Secretary of Defense (Detainee Affairs).

Al-Marri: Al-Qaeda Prisoner Dentention Case

Online Debate
Orin S. Kerr, Richard A. Epstein, Andrew C. McCarthy, John D. Hutson, Erwin Chemerinsky July 03, 2007

On June 11, 2007, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decided the case of al-Marri v. Wright. In this case the Fourth Circuit held that a suspected al Qaeda terrorist who was seized in the United States could not be held in military detention. A roundtable of experts has examined the opinion and has agreed to comment on the importance of the decision, and what it might portend for the future. Bios for the experts that have commented on the case can be found below. Participants in the debate include George Washington Law School Professor Orin Kerr, University of Chicago Law Professor Richard Epstein, former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy, former Deputy Attorney General of the United States George Terwilliger, Duke Law School Professor Erwin Chemerinsky, and President and Dean of Franklin Pierce Law Center, John Hutson.