- Professor Michael Newton, Vanderbilt Law
Jamil N. Jaffer explains the legal implications of the US State Department's payment of $400 million to Iran in light of US sanctions against the country. Prof. Jaffer also explores further questions: Was the payment "ransom"? Was it legal?
Mr. Jaffer is an Adjunct Professor and Director of the Homeland and National Security Law Program at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.
Paul Rosenzweig, Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University, explains what encryption is and the legal issues that arise from its use.
On his second day in office, President Obama declared that closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility would be among the top priorities of his Administration. Over seven years later, as we near the end of the President's second term, both that goal and the prison remain. The panelists analyzed the chances that President Obama will close Guantanamo Bay and the issues with which a future administration must wrestle, if he does not.