nationalsecuritylaw Update on United States v. Raishani (S.D.N.Y. Sep. 2017) (superseding indictment in in IS case)

September 8, 2017

From DOJ’s press release:

Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Dana J. Boente, the Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the Police Department for the City of New York (“NYPD”), announced the filing of a Superseding Indictment charging ADAM RAISHANI, a/k/a “Saddam Mohamed Raishani,” with conspiring to provide, providing and attempting to provide, and aiding and abetting the provision and attempted provision of material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (“ISIS” or the “Islamic State”), a designated foreign terrorist organization, by allegedly facilitating another ISIS supporter’s travel to join ISIS overseas. RAISHANI had already been charged, in an Indictment filed on June 29, 2017, with attempting to provide material support to ISIS, by allegedly attempting to travel abroad to join ISIS himself. RAISHANI was arrested on June 21, 2017, at John F. Kennedy International Airport (“JFK Airport”) in Queens, New York, as he allegedly attempted to travel overseas to join ISIS. The Superseding Indictment adds charges against RAISHANI for allegedly agreeing to facilitate, and facilitating another individual’s travel to join ISIS abroad in the fall of 2015. The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Gregory H. Woods.

nationalsecuritylaw Announcing the Mike Lewis Prize for National Security Law Scholarship

September 5, 2017

Dear friends,

In a break from the usual content for the listserv, I’m writing to alert you that a new prize for outstanding national security-related legal scholarship has been established in honor of our departed colleague Prof. Mike Lewis. The deadline for nominating articles is September 30th, and all the details are posted to Lawfare here:

Please spread the word to whomever you think might be interested!



Robert Chesney (website)

Charles I. Francis Professor in Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs | The University of Texas School of Law

Director | The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law (website)

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