The international response to Somali piracy shows an approach that can be adapted to international responses to migrants and refugees.
Eitam Henkin and his wife, Naama, were executed by Palestinian terrorists yesterday.
Both Congress and the states have important roles to play in ensuring judicial review of any Iran sanctions relief. Congress must sue to assert its constitutional prerogatives. States, on the other hand, should continue to enforce their existing sanctions, because Corker-Cardin has not authorized sanctions relief by the president.
The Iran deal documents not transferred by the president are not merely independent agreements between Iran and the IAEA, even though such side deals must also be transmitted. They are a part of the deal, incorporated by reference.
My newly published paper presents new evidence that the Security Council's landmark Resolution 242, adopted after the 1967 Israeli-Arab war, allows Israel to maintain its presence in parts of the territory that came under its authority in that war. The research also suggests that a much-mooted French draft resolution would effectively undo the U.S.-backed compromises in Res. 242.
An interesting dismissal on political question grounds of a suit challenging the U.S.'s use of force in anti-piracy operations also makes a curious reference to "citizens of Taiwan."
The Fourth Circuit rules that the U.S.'s mandatory minimum life sentence for piracy does not violate the Eigth Amendment, despite being an historical relic and and in international outlier. And this is the right decision, though the ruling in U.S. v. Said also raises interesting questions about common law crimes and the Define and Punish Clause of the Consitution.
I will be testifying before the House Oversight Committee next Tuesday.