On executive power, war and anti-terrorism, scholars have a lot to say–and lawmakers are listening.
The new curriculum embraces law’s increasingly transnational nature
The Laws in Wartime Professor Jack Goldsmith Slate Magazine, April 2 “We are surprisingly close to putting policy issues in the war on terrorism on a sound legal footing appropriate for the long term. The most important issue for the next administration to resolve is the system for incapacitating terrorists. Beyond that, what the next […]
Don’t count on the next president to undo George W. Bush’s legal policies in the war on terrorism. All three remaining presidential candidates have pledged to close the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, pay greater respect to law, tamp down unilateral presidential powers, and enhance America’s stature abroad.
Three Harvard Law School professors are featured among a group of 500 “leading lawyers,” according to a new a list published in Law Dragon Magazine. Professors Lucian Bebchuk LL.M. ’80 S.J.D. ’84, Jack Goldsmith, and Elizabeth Warren join five additional law professors from other law schools on the list.
Harvard Law School Professor Jack Goldsmith’s book, “Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World,” received an honorable mention from Scribes, The American Society of Legal Writers. Goldsmith and co-author Tim Wu were one of two honorable mentions for 2007.
In “Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World” (Oxford University Press), Professor Jack L. Goldsmith and Tim Wu ’98 describe the Internet’s challenge to government rule in the ’90s and some ensuing battles over Internet freedom around the world.
According to one prediction, the new technology will bring every individual “into immediate and effortless communication with every other” and will “practically obliterate political geography and make free trade universal.”
In “The Limits of International Law” (Oxford University Press, 2005), Professor Jack L. Goldsmith and Eric A. Posner ’91 argue that international law is less powerful than many experts believe.
“Talking to terrorists is different from giving in to them. Sometimes it may be good practice to know what they are thinking, or, as a line in ‘The Godfather’ goes, it is important to ‘keep your friends close but your enemies closer.’ FBI and police hostage negotiators nearly always negotiate with hostage-takers–to gather information, to […]