Cross-posted at Opinio Juris and Balkinizationhttp://balkin.blogspot.com/ Editor’s Note: Guest blogger Deborah Pearlstein is a Visiting Faculty Fellow in national security and international human rights at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She is participating in the program “What Is National Security” at the National Constiution Center on Monday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. For all […]
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How the Birther movement and the death of Bin Laden relate to each other and to the matter of trust.
After 9/11 our country came together. Can we do it again?
1. Why not capture him? In fact, the administration says the plan was to capture Bin Laden if he did not offer any resistance, though officials considered it unlikely that he would give himself up. Still, the question is tantalizing: if he had not offered resistance and the Seals had taken him alive and brought […]
At 11:35 p.m. on Sunday, President Barack Obama confirmed that Osama bin Laden was killed in an attack led by the U.S. military in Pakistan.