video from STCL Conference on Law, Ethics,and the War on Terror

November 7, 2008

* South Texas College of Law, “Law, Ethics, and the War on Terror”

Chris Borgen at Opinio Juris notes that the proceedings from STCL’s September conference “Law, Ethics, and the War on Terror” are now available on the school’s website.  Chris and I both participated, and I agree with his assessment that this was an unusually substantive and informative event.  Kudos to Geoff Corn, Vic Hanson, and the STCL students for putting on a great event (in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane in Houston, no less).  Details of who spoke, and links to the video appear in the post by Chris, below:

Law, Ethics, and the War on Terror

This past September, I was a speaker at a conference on Law, Ethics and the War on Terror that was organized by Geoff Corn at the South Texas College of Law. The conference is now available as a video-stream. Part one is here and part two is here. The other panelists were incredibly impressive including senior military officials, prominent defense attorneys, and academics whom I admire. Their bios are available here. (This is the first conference I have attended where one of the other panelists is a graduate of Top Gun.) I learned a great deal at this symposium and, although (as far as I can tell) you cannot fast forward through the videos, I highly recommend watching them if you have the time. Read the rest of this entry »


DOJ-IG report on FBI’s Guardian database; forthcoming scholarship

November 7, 2008

1. DOJ Inspector General’s Report: The FBI’s Terrorist Threat and Suspicious Incident Tracking System (Audit Report 09-02) (Nov. 2008)

The DOJ IG’s Audit Division has released a report describing ways to improve management and performance in relation to FBI’s Guardian Threat Tracking System, the primary database for processing information stemming from initial information potentially related to terrorist threats.  Nothing too dramatic to report here, but the 70-page report may be of interest to those who wish to get a better sense of the logistics of FBI information management and the managerial difficulties it entails. Read the rest of this entry »