Leon Panetta appeared on PBS Newshour not long after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. He was the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency at that time, and during the course of the interview he took up the question of the CIA’s role in the attack.
* United States v. Boyd (E.D.N.C. Sep. 14, 2011) (yes, another guilty plea) Well, I spoke to soon. Another DOJ win in a terrorism case. You have to admire the concatenation of inchoateness in this particular charge: aiding-and-abetting a conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, where that underlying material support offense in turn is […]
* United States v. Harpham (E.D. Wash. Sep. 7, 2011) (guilty plea) Ok, this should be it for today. Last week was a busy one for DOJ in terrorism cases! In this case, Kevin Harhpham has pled guilty to placing an IED along the planned route for the MLK Day parade in Spokane last January. […]
“The Evolution of Wiretapping” Engage: The Journal of the Federalist Society, Vol. 12, No. 2, Fall 2011 Paul Rosenzweig,CYBERWARFARE: HOW CONFLICTS IN CYBERSPACE ARE CHALLENGING AMERICA AND CHANGING THE WORLD, Praeger, 2012 PAUL ROSENZWEIG, George Washington University School of Law, The Heritage Foundation The technology for communications through cyberspace have begun to outstrip the capabilities […]
“Leveling the Deference Playing Field” Kathryn E. Kovacs (Rutgers) Judicial deference to federal agency expertise is appropriate. What is not appropriate is the judicial tendency to give the military more deference than other agencies not only in cases that directly implicate military expertise, but also in administrative law cases raising constitutional, environmental, and employment issues. […]
A guilty plea today in a case involving a man who unknowingly provided financial support (via an illegal hawala arrangement) to Faisal Shahzad, the would-be Times Square bomber. Details from the press release appear below, and the plea agreement is attached. NEW YORK – Mohammad Younis pleaded guilty today in Manhattan federal court to operating […]