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United States v. Payen (S.D.N.Y. Sep. 7, 2011)

* United States v. Payen (S.D.N.Y. Sep. 7, 2011) (25 year sentence in NY terror plot)   From the press release:   NEW YORK – Laguerre Payen was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for plotting to bomb synagogues in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, N.Y., and to use Stinger surface-to-air guided missiles […]

United States v. Akhtar (D. Maryland Sep. 9, 2011)

–_008_51F6B3FDE3C5964BB99ECB81E17EB73904CDD9CE50EXCHMAILausti_ Content-Type: multipart/related; boundary=”_007_51F6B3FDE3C5964BB99ECB81E17EB73904CDD9CE50EXCHMAILausti_”; type=”multipart/alternative” –_007_51F6B3FDE3C5964BB99ECB81E17EB73904CDD9CE50EXCHMAILausti_ Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=”_000_51F6B3FDE3C5964BB99ECB81E17EB73904CDD9CE50EXCHMAILausti_” –_000_51F6B3FDE3C5964BB99ECB81E17EB73904CDD9CE50EXCHMAILausti_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”us-ascii” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable * United States v. Akhtar (D. Maryland Sep. 9, 2011) Another guilty plea (see attached agreement), this time in a case involving= a Pakistani national (who is a lawful permanent resident in the US) who co= nspired to unlawfully export […]

United States v. Irfan Ul Haq, et al. (D.D.C. Sep. 12, 2011)

* United States v. Irfan Ul Haq, et al. (D.D.C. Sep. 12, 2011)   An interesting case.  The three defendants (all citizens of Pakistan) ran a human smuggling operation in Ecuador, and agreed to smuggle a man whom they believed was a member of the Pakistani Taliban from Pakistan into the United States.  They have […]

upcoming events: The HLS-Brookings Project on Law and

Sigh….the listserv software did not like my use of HTML text in the first attempt to announce this event.  I hope this goes better:   * upcoming events: The HLS-Brookings Project on Law and Security, "Law, Security, & Liberty after 9/11" (Harvard, Friday and Saturday this week) (co-sponsored by the Harvard National Security Journal)   […]

forthcoming scholarship

"Differential News Framing of Unmanned Aerial Drones: Efficient and Effective or Illegal and Inhumane?"  APSA 2011 Annual Meeting Paper TIMOTHY JONES, Bellevue College, University of WashingtonEmail: tim.jones@bellevuecollege.eduPENELOPE SHEETS, affiliation not provided to SSRNCHARLES ROWLING, University of WashingtonEmail: rowlingc@u.washington.edu Over the past four years, the United States has significantly expanded its use of unmanned aerial vehicles, […]

upcoming event: Oklahoma University, On Military Commissions (9/12)

–_004_51F6B3FDE3C5964BB99ECB81E17EB73904CDBBF583EXCHMAILausti_ Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=”_000_51F6B3FDE3C5964BB99ECB81E17EB73904CDBBF583EXCHMAILausti_” –_000_51F6B3FDE3C5964BB99ECB81E17EB73904CDBBF583EXCHMAILausti_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”us-ascii” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable * upcoming event: Oklahoma University, On Military Commissions (9/12) (see = attached doc as well) The Military Law Society and the University of Oklahoma College of Law cord= ially invite you to a discussion regarding the decision whether to try 9/11= conspirators through Military Commissions […]