Iran's purported legal justification for seizing the Maersk Tigris is paper thin. Strangely, many standard-bearers for the international rule of law have been rather quiet about this breach.
War and Armed Conflict
Video of this excellent Intelligence Squared debate is now available.
Illinois Senator Lyman Trumbull was a leading champion of anti-slavery, the Second Amendment, and the rights of working people.
Obama's proposed congressional authorization for use of military force against ISIS has attracted critics from across the political spectrum. But it may be possible to revise it to eliminate its more important flaws.
Some details of the Obama administration's proposed congressional authorization for the use of military force against ISIS, which is likely to be submitted to Congress this week.
President Obama's call for a congressional resolution authorizing his war against ISIS is a step in the right direction. But much more needs to be done to reestablish the constitutional norm that the president cannot initiate war without congressional authorization.
State tort law as part of the law of war.
Democratic Senator Tim Kaine states that the war against ISIS is "illegal" because it lacks congressional authorization.
The next (and probably final) round in the debate between me and Prof. Mark Kende over whether Justice Thomas supports the Supreme Court's notorious decision in Korematsu v. United States.
Prof. Mark Kende and I continue our debate over whether Justice Clarence Thomas supports the Supreme Court's notorious 1944 Korematsu decision.