What constitutional rights, if any, do foreign nationals have when the United States acts against them outside its own borders? Professor Gerald Neuman ’80 addressed that question in a Dec. 2 lecture marking his appointment as the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law.
In his most recent book, “I Dissent: Great Opposing Opinions in Landmark Supreme Court Cases” (Beacon Press 2008), Professor Mark Tushnet offers an anthology of dissenting opinions, putting them in political context and examining their impact on constitutional law.
When the U.S. Supreme Court took up a landmark case on the constitutionality of Washington, D.C.’s handgun ban in March, a trio of Harvard Law students could claim modest credit for helping shape the argument. The students assisted lawyers arguing for preserving the ban in the gun-control case—D.C. v. Heller—as part of their work in a new clinical course this year, Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation.