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National Security v. International Law in the Wake of the Paris and Brussels Attacks

By   /  March 29, 2016  /  International Law, News & Events  /  No Comments

By Ayat Mujais After the recent terror attacks on Brussels and Paris, there has been a push from numerous nations, such as the United States and France, to increase the use of force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (“ISIL”) in order to eradicate the dangers that it poses to national security. […]

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The Intersection of “Internet Terrorism” and “Individual Privacy” in the Context of the First Amendment

By   /  March 27, 2016  /  Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, First Amendment, National Security Law  /  No Comments

“Deterring Russia, channeling growing Chinese power, and working with others to dismantle the Islamic State are daunting challenges — but not greater than rebuilding post-World War II Europe, containing the Soviet Union, ending the Cold War, and promoting democratic governance throughout much of the modern world.”[1] –James Dobbins The “modern world” that Ambassador James Dobbins speaks of has a […]

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The Slippery Slope of Creating an iPhone Backdoor

By   /  March 27, 2016  /  Counterterrorism, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, Fourth Amendment, National Security Law, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By Gregory Coutros The FBI’s request that Apple provide an electronic backdoor into the iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooters is, on its face, a reasonable request. The government’s need to access the phone is undoubtedly important for national security so as to protect against terrorist attacks similar to the San Bernardino shooting. The […]

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Sign Her Up? Women and Selective Service in a Post-Rostker v. Goldberg Era

By   /  March 3, 2016  /  National Security Law, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

The Selective Service System was first adopted in 1917 prior to the United States’ participation in World War I.[1] After the country experienced two global wars, the Military Selective Service Act (MSSA) was reenacted in 1948 with the goal of maintaining America’s armed forces.[2] For the purpose of sustaining “adequate armed strength” to “insure the security of […]

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North Korea and The Outer Space Treaty

By   /  March 3, 2016  /  International Law  /  No Comments

On February 7, 2016, North Korea fired a rocket into outer space. Within minutes, the United States received news from North Korea’s media announcing it had in fact launched a satellite into orbit. Many nations expressed fear and concern believing the “satellite launch” acted as a cover for “developing an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of […]

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