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Stopping Terrorism at the Border

By   /  April 18, 2016  /  National Security Law  /  No Comments

Are the U.S. borders the last stop before both foreigners and citizens are entitled to the constitutional rights generally afforded to all within the United States? Terrorists have long been recruiting Americans whose outward appearance matches the local population to make their war against the non-believers more effective and inconspicuous. A limit on search and […]

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Cell Site Simulator Technology Violating Fourth Amendment Rights

By   /  April 18, 2016  /  Fourth Amendment, National Security Law  /  No Comments

In the age of modern technology, the balance between individuals’ privacy rights and national security have been heavily weighed. Advances in technology have enabled government agencies to obtain cellular information without appropriate judicial review and without the individual’s knowledge. Due to public outcry and complaints made by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Federal Government felt that […]

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Donald Trump, Illegal Orders, and the Law of Armed Conflict

By   /  April 18, 2016  /  News & Events  /  No Comments

During the course of the current Republican Primary campaign, Donald Trump has made a number of jarring comments regarding American armed forces and the actions he would take as president. At a rally in Columbus, Ohio, Trump said that he approves not only of waterboarding, but also that he would bring back “a hell of […]

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Constitutionality of the No Fly List

By   /  April 18, 2016  /  National Security Law  /  No Comments

For over ten years the federal government has used the No Fly List to ensure that individuals are barred from flying on U.S. airlines or over U.S. airspace because they were considered terrorists.[1]  Federal courts, historically, have dismissed many cases in the post-9/11 era where plaintiffs raised constitutional challenges to watch lists on “jurisdictional or […]

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United States Sanctions on Iran after the Nuclear Deal

By   /  April 12, 2016  /  International Law, National Security Law, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

The Iran Nuclear Arms Deal is a landmark, but this deal has been heavily criticized due to the United States economic penalties toward Iran. The circumstances in Iran has put the United States in a difficult situation as they have had to rely on sanctions to deter Iranian actions, but Iran has complied with the […]

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