I. Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) Against the Islamic State

  1. Just Security, Just Security Q&A with Rep. Adam Schiff on ISIL AUMF (Friday, Feb. 27)
  2. Nathalie Weizmann, Guest Post: Associated Forces and Co-belligerency (Tuesday, Feb. 24)

II. Surveillance & Privacy

  1. John Reed, Transcript: NSA Director Mike Rogers vs. Yahoo! on Encryption Back Doors (Monday, Feb. 23)
  2. Megan Graham, DOJ Inspector General Complains About FBI Foot-Dragging (Tuesday, Feb. 24)

III. Detention & Trials

  1. Marty Lederman, Al-Nashiri Can Now Speak About His Treatment … Plus News About Full SSCI Report (Monday, Feb. 23)
  2. Steve Vladeck, General Martins on the Shrinking Military Commissions (Monday, Feb. 23)
  3. Marty Lederman, What Is No Longer Classified? (And What Does It Portend for the Credibility of Government Declarations Insisting on the Need for Categorical Secrecy of Covert Action Programs?) (Wednesday, Feb. 25)
  4. Marty Lederman, Judge Pohl’s Rebuke of DOD’s Unorthodox Effort to Accelerate the 9/11 Trial [Updated] (Thursday, Feb. 26)
  5. Phil Hirschkorn, Another Successful Terrorism Trial Inside the US (Friday, Feb. 27)

IV. Torture

  1. David Cole, On Rereading the Torture Report – SSCI Focus Gave Too Many Perpetrators a Pass (Sunday, Feb. 22)
  2. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Sexual Torture, Rape, and Gender-Based Violence in the Senate Torture Report (Thursday, Feb. 26)

V. Countering Violent Extremism

VI. Asylum and War Crimes

VII. Congressional Hearings

VIII. Miscellaneous