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Constitutionality of the No Fly List

By   /  April 18, 2016  /  Analysis, 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  /  Analysis, International, National Security Law, News, 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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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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Congress Should Consider NATO to Fill Gaps in European Security

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

The House Homeland Security Committee Task Force on Combating Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel released its final report in September 2015 raising 32 key findings and over 50 commendations for countering terrorist travel.[1] The report states that we are seeing the largest migration of jihadists in history. Over 4,500 Westerners are among the fighters are […]

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When Free Speech Becomes Material Support: § 2339 and the Private Sector’s Role in Combatting Terrorist Social Media Propaganda

By   /  March 3, 2016  /  National Security Law, News  /  No Comments

It is well documented that ISIS and other terrorist organizations have made great use of social media platforms to advance their propaganda and to recruit. In response, the United States government has increased its pressure on the private sector to take a more active stance in flagging and removing terrorism-related content. [1] However, the response […]

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