Panel This Evening on Kiyemba (Cardozo Law)

February 2, 2010

* “Legal Limbo?  The Meaning of Habeas Corpus for Detainees at Guantanamo Bay– A Panel Discussion on Kiyemba v. Obama”


Greg Garre:  Partner, Latham & Watkins; Former Solicitor General of the
United States

Vince Warren: Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights

Baher Azmy:  Professor, Seton Hall Law School

Moderator:  Vijay Padmanabhan, Visiting Professor, Cardozo Law School

6 PM Cardozo Law School Moot Court Room  Open to the Public.

Conference in Austin this week: Law at the Intersection of National Security, Privacy, and Technology

February 2, 2010

* “Law at the Intersection of National Security, Privacy, and Technology” (Austin, Thursday February 4th through Saturday the 6th)

The Texas Law Review Annual Symposium (co-hosted by the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law)

I am very pleased to announce that the Texas Law Review’s annual symposium this year focuses on the intersection of law, technology, security, and privacy.  We convene with a dinner event this Thursday night featuring former DNI Michael McConnell, followed by panels during the day Friday, a dinner event Friday night feature Assistant Attorney General David Kris (National Security Division), and more panels throughout the day Saturday.

The event is notable, I think, for the varied background of the participants (in addition to law profs, we have a healthy dose of current and former executive branch officials, attorneys from the civil liberties community, specialists in technology policy, leading journalists, a federal judge, and others).  I hope to post audio from the event for the benefit of those who cannot attend, hopefully as early as next week.

In any event, here is the agenda, which I also reprint in the text below.  If you are in Austin, please attend the panel sessions, and please feel free to pass this along to others whom you think might be interested. Read the rest of this entry »

United States v. Ressam (9th Cir. Feb. 2, 2010)

February 2, 2010

* United States v. Ressam (9th Cir. Feb. 2, 2010) (vacating for reconsideration of sentence as requested by government)

A 9th Circuit panel has vacated the 22-year sentence given to Ahmed Ressam (the man convicted of plotting to set off a bomb at LAX at the millennium), on the ground that the district judge failed to consider certain arguments advanced by the government before imposing a sentence substantially below the Guidelines range.  The panel remanded for resentencing before a different judge.

Opinion here: