Jack Goldsmith

Guest Author

Jack Goldsmith (@jacklgoldsmith) is the Henry L. Shattuck Professor at Harvard Law School, where he teaches and writes about national security law, presidential power, cybersecurity, international law, internet law, foreign relations law, and conflict of laws. He is also a senior fellow at the Hoover InstitutionProfessor Goldsmith served as Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel from 2003-2004, and Special Counsel to the Department of Defense from 2002-2003.

Articles by this author:

How the U.S. Government Built the Largest System of Prior Restraint in U.S. History

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Feb 7th, 2022

Prepublication Review and the Quicksand Foundation of Snepp

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Jan 31st, 2022

2022 Update: Good Governance Paper No. 5: Prepublication Review – How to Fix a Broken System

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Jan 26th, 2022

An Opportunity for Congress to Require Transparency of the Executive’s International Agreements

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Apr 21st, 2021

The Failed Transparency Regime for Executive Agreements

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Dec 10th, 2020

Good Governance Paper No. 5: Prepublication Review — How to Fix a Broken System

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Oct 19th, 2020

Notes on John Bolton’s Brief Opposing the Government’s Motion to Enjoin Publication of His Book

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Jun 19th, 2020

Questions for the Government in the Bolton Book TRO Hearing(s)

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Jun 18th, 2020

Assessing the Government’s Lawsuit Against John Bolton [UPDATED after Wednesday’s filing of a TRO motion]

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Jun 17th, 2020

Executive Agreements: International Lawmaking Without Accountability?

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Jan 9th, 2019

The Death of Article II Treaties?

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Dec 13th, 2018

Bad Legal Arguments for the Syria Strikes

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Apr 14th, 2018

The Downsides of Bombing Syria

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Apr 10th, 2018

Disappointing DOD Inspector General Report on Pre-Publication Review

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Jun 23rd, 2016

Important First Step by HPSCI on Pre-Publication Review Reform

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May 26th, 2016

The Scope of the Prepublication Review Problem, and What to Do About It

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Dec 30th, 2015

Path Dependence and the Prepublication Review Process

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Dec 28th, 2015

More Problems With Prepublication Review

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Dec 28th, 2015

The case for the President’s unilateral authority to conclude the impending Iran deal is easy because it will (likely) be a nonbinding agreement under international law

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Mar 11th, 2015

Six Questions Congress Should Ask the Administration about its ISIL AUMF

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Feb 20th, 2015

Seeking Consensus on AUMFs

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Nov 15th, 2014

Ongoing “Covert” Training of Syrian Rebels: But is it still covert . . . and, if so, why?

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Sep 22nd, 2014