ABA Watch August 2008 Table of Contents
August 06, 2008
In 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]
Former United States Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey delivered this address at the 2009 National Lawyers Convention on Friday, November 13, 2009. Introduction by Mr. Gerald Walpin, former Inspector General of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Al-Marri: Al-Qaeda Prisoner Dentention Case Online Debate
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.