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Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, and Free Speech: How far is too far?

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, First Amendment, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

By Alix Bruce In the wake of the slaying of Heather Heyer at a counter-protest to a neo-Nazi protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, a national dialogue on the definition of free speech and the application of the First Amendment has reopened. On both the internet and in the debate, the rights of not only Black Lives […]

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The TSA’s Power to Screen and Prohibit Certain Electronic Devices on Airlines

By   /  October 29, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Public Security, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By John R. Burns  On October 31, 2015, a Russian A321-200 airliner, operated by Metrojet, was blown out of the sky by an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (“ISIS”) operative.  The operative used a bomb hidden in a soda can to bring down the aircraft.  “Russia said explosives weighing up to 1 kilogram, a […]

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Pressure on Jordan: Refusal to extradite mastermind of deadly 2001 Sbarro suicide bombing in Jerusalem contravenes international law and agreements

By   /  October 28, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, Experts, Featured, Foreign Relations, Global War on Terror, National Security Law, News & Events, Terrorist Trials  /  No Comments

By Michelle Munneke, J.D. 2017, American University Washington College of Law. In March of this year, Jordan expressed its refusal to extradite the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 2001 Sbarro restaurant bombing in Jerusalem, Ahlam Ahmad Al-Tamimi, to the United States to face charges.[1] The attack killed 15 people, including two Americans, and injured another 122, […]

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Labeling Las Vegas: An Analysis of Declaring the Tragedy a Terrorist Attack

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, News & Events, Public Security, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By Samuel Nicosia Tragedy swept the nation like wildfire on October 1, 2017, when Stephen Paddock opened fired on unsuspecting concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on the Las Vegas Strip, resulting in the deaths of 58 Americans and injuring over 500 more. This attack is unparalleled, producing the highest number of victims […]

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Legal Implications of Detaining the Latest American Enemy Combatant

By   /  October 8, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, Featured, News & Events, Pending Cases, Terrorist Trials, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By Annica Mae Mattus It is around four weeks since the Department of Defense announced an American citizen is being detained by American forces as an enemy combatant after surrendering to Syrian Democratic Forces, but no additional details have since been made. This is not the first time that an American citizen has been detained […]

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