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Richard Murphy

Richard Murphy is an AT&T Professor of Law at Texas Tech University School of Law. After graduating from law school, Professor Murphy had the great good fortune to clerk for the Honorable Stephen S. Trott of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He then returned to Minneapolis, where he worked as a litigation associate at the firm of Dorsey & Whitney. In 2000, he leaped across the Mississippi River to St. Paul to begin teaching at William Mitchell College of Law. He has also taught as a visiting professor at the law schools of University of Idaho, Seton Hall, and Lewis & Clark. The primary focus of Murphy's scholarly writing has been administrative law. He is a co-editor of an administrative law casebook and also a member of the Governing Council of the ABA's Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section.


The Evolution of Law and Policy for CIA Targeted Killing

The Evolution of Law and Policy for CIA Targeted Killing

Just suppose. The Attorney General, lanky as the President, walks into the Oval Office to join a meeting. The top law enforcement officer is slumped down with apparent bad news. He avoids eye contact with the Commander-in-Chief. “Mr. President,” he says looking down at the coffee table, “the ACLU believes our drone program is illegal.” Silence.