nationalsecuritylaw a second upcoming event involving a debate over the al-Aulaqi lawsuit (Bob Turner of UVA and Jonthan Manes of ACLU, Monday Sep. 20th at Columbia Law

September 18, 2010

* a second upcoming event involving a debate over the al-Aulaqi lawsuit (Bob Turner of UVA and Jonathan Manes of ACLU) (Monday the 20th, at Columbia Law)

Details appear below. If either event is recorded, I will be sure to pass along the audio (that’s a hint to the organizers of both events – please send me a link)

Columbia Law School’s ACLU, American Constitution Society, Federalist Society, and National Security and Law Society Present:

Al-Aulaqi v. Obama: When Does the President Have the Legal Authority to Target a U.S. Citizen?


Jonathan Manes
Legal Fellow, ACLU’s National Security Project


Robert F. Turner
Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law and Associate Director, Center for National Security Law

Monday, September 20, 12:10 PM, William and June Warren Hall Room L107, 1125 Amsterdam Avenue (between West 116th Street and West 115th Street; guests traveling by subway may take the 1 to the 116th Street-Columbia University stop and then cross Columbia University’s main campus to Amsterdam Avenue)

Lunch will be served

Jonathan Manes is a legal fellow in the ACLU’s National Security Project. He has been involved in a variety of litigation with the Project, including cases concerning detainees held at Guantánamo Bay and Bagram, Afghanistan and several related Freedom of Information Act cases regarding the detention of individuals in U.S. military custody. He has also been involved in First and Fourth Amendment litigation relating to airport security. In addition, Mr. Manes has participted in the ACLU’s work on the issue of targeted killings, including a FOIA lawsuit seeking information about the practice, and a recent constitutional challenge to the targeted killing of a United States citizen abroad. Mr. Manes received his undergraduate degree at Columbia University, a Master’s degree at the London School of Economics, and his law degree at the Yale Law School. Prior to working at the ACLU, he served as a law clerk to Justice Morris J. Fish of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Professor Robert F. Turner holds both professional and academic doctorates from the University of Virginia School of Law, where in 1981 he co-founded the Center for National Security Law — the first "think tank" in the nation focused on legal aspects of U.S. national security policy. A veteran of two Army tours of duty in Vietnam, Dr. Turner has held the Charles H. Stockton Chair of International Law at the Naval War College as well as teaching at Virginia in the School of Law and what is now the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics. He spent five years in the 1970s as national security adviser to a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and later served in the Executive branch as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, as Counsel to the President’s Intelligence Oversight Board in the White House, and as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs. He was also the first president of the U.S. Institute of Peace, which will soon occupy the beautiful new headquarters and training center across the street from the Lincoln Memorial. A former three-term chairman of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security, Dr. Turner is the author or editor of more than fifteen books and has testified before more than a dozen different committees of Congress.