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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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Where Personal Opinion and Unlawful Command Influence Collide

By   /  November 20, 2016  /  National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, News & Events, Pending Cases, UCMJ  /  No Comments

By Jennifer Goss In August 2016, Sergeant (Sgt.) Bowe Bergdahl’s defense team filed a motion to dismiss all charges against him, claiming that Senator John McCain made comments that could unlawfully influence Bergdahl’s case and impact his right to due process. Sgt. Bergdahl was charged in 2015 with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy after […]

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