“Jurisdictional Quirkiness” in the Long War

As part of Opinio Juris' insta-symposium on the Boumediene Case, University of Virigina Professor of History Paul Halliday has submitted an intriguing essay on the uses of history and analogy. Halliday, who researches "how law accommodates new political ideas and social practices," critiques some of the analytical logic in the case:


Law Blogs on Gitmo & Iraq Detainee Cases

I've just started following a number of blogs specializing in international law and national security issues. I'm impressed at the vigor with which some legal scholars have taken to blogging. As a thinker attuned to the laws of armed conflict/international humanitarian law, but not trained in law as such, I'm also grateful for the translations they provide from legalese to normal academickese so the rest of us can keep up. From Bobby Chesney at National Security Advisors:

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