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Apr 7

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S NEW GUIDELINES ON MIRANDA IN TERRORISM CASES: IS THERE REALLY ANYTHING NEW HERE?



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At this year’s PJP event in March, the moot court considered expanding the “public safety exception” to reading Miranda rights in terrorism cases. I authored the hypothetical for that moot and you can watch the oral argument here. Since then, the Wall Street Journal obtained an FBI memorandum delineating circumstances in which its agents can… [Continue Reading]



Apr 7

What can the Constitution tell us about the 9/11 trials?



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The Obama’s administration decision to try five accused 9/11 conspirators before a military commission, and not in a civilian court as once planned, might be confirmation that President Bush had it right all along



Apr 6

No more taxes? 10 results of a government shutdown.



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In the event of a shutdown, the federal government does not actually stop functioning entirely but a few things will change.



Apr 6

Is America Threatened by “Lone Wolf” Terrorists?



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Congress recently passed and President Obama signed a one year extension to three controversial provisions of the Patriot Act. Included is a “lone wolf” provision that enables wiretapping of individuals.



Apr 6

Yin and yang: Why we should appreciate moral diversity in politics



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In this TED conference video, psychologist Jonathan Haidt argues that moral diversity—which is closely connected to political diversity—is essential to create positive change in society