On behalf of Steve Dycus, Bill Banks, Peter Raven-Hansen, and Steve Vladeck, I forward the following announcement regarding the soon-to-be-published supplement for their wonderful casebooks:
To adopters of National Security Law and Counterterrorism Law:
This past year has yielded many developments in our very dynamic field — rich fodder for teachers and students alike. The most important are reflected in a new Supplement, available in mid-August. Among the highlights:
OLC memo on the drone killing of Anwar al-Aulaqi (released June 23, 2014)
Remarks by the President on Syria and Iraq
Presidential Policy Directive/PPD-28, Signals Intelligence Activities, Jan. 17, 2014
NSA report on privacy and FISA §702, April 16, 2014
FISA Court decisions on §702 programmatic surveillance and §215 metadata collection
Ibrahim v. Department of Homeland Security (N.D. Cal. Jan. 14, 2014) (airport screening)
Aamer v. Obama (D.C. Cir. Feb. 11, 2014) (conditions at Guantánamo, scope of habeas)
United States v. Ghailani (2nd Cir. Oct. 24, 2013) (speedy trial in civilian court)
Al Bahlul v. United States (D.C. Cir. July 14, 2014) (ex post facto, military commissions)
United States v. Sterling (4th Cir. July 19, 2013) (media shield)
These are combined with earlier materials that deal with standing to test FISA §702, the scope of the Alien Tort Statute, cyber warfare, Guantánamo detainee access to counsel, and a public safety exception to Miranda, among other matters.
Documents tracing even more recent developments will be posted throughout the coming year on the websites maintained by Aspen for the casebooks.
To ensure delivery of the new 2014-2015 Supplement to National Security Law (5th ed.) and Counterterrorism Law (2d ed.) before fall term classes begin, call your bookstore now. The ISBN number is 978-1-4548-4050-3.
Please feel free to contact us directly if you have questions or if we may be helpful in any way. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
William C. Banks
Stephen I. Vladeck
July 18, 2014