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The Implications of the Federal Definition of Domestic Terrorism

By   /  November 19, 2016  /  Counterterrorism, Dealing with Religious Extremism, Featured, Global War on Terror, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Terrorist Trials, Trending Topics  /  Comments Off on The Implications of the Federal Definition of Domestic Terrorism

By Natalie Holland On June 17, 2015, Dylann Roof attacked the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, North Carolina where he shot and killed nine people with the intention of provoking a race war. Later that year, on December 2, 2015, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik shot and killed 14 people and seriously […]

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Sadly, Trump Could Use Executive Authority to Ban Muslims from Entering U.S.

By   /  November 19, 2016  /  Featured, International Law, International Security, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Trending Topics  /  Comments Off on Sadly, Trump Could Use Executive Authority to Ban Muslims from Entering U.S.

By Joshua Arons In a disappointing turn of events, Donald Trump, the recently elected President of the United States could ban Muslims or people from terror ridden countries from entering our country through invoking a provision of the  1952 Immigration and Nationality Act.  Provision 212 (f) of this Act holds that whenever the President finds […]

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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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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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