About

The Journal of National Security Law & Policy (www.jnslp.com) has sponsored this project as a resource to the national security law community.

JNSLP is the world’s only peer-reviewed journal devoted exclusively to national security law and policy. Articles examine the evolving dynamic of threats, state security, and the preservation of civil liberties in light of domestic laws and policies and international law.

Bobby ChesneyBobby Chesney is a national security law specialist, with a particular interest in problems associated with terrorism. Professor Chesney recently served in the Justice Department in connection with the Detainee Policy Task Force created by Executive Order 13493. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security, a senior editor for the Journal of National Security Law & Policy, an associate member of the Intelligence Science Board, a non-resident fellow of the Brookings Institute, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the American Law Institute. He holds a TS/SCI clearance. Professor Chesney has published extensively on topics ranging from detention and prosecution in the counterterrorism context to the states secrets privilege (testifying in Congress last year regarding the latter topic). He has served previously as chair of the Section on National Security Law of the Association of American Law Schools and as editor of the National Security Law Report (published by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security). His upcoming projects include a book (under contract with Oxford University Press) concerning the evolving judicial role in national security affairs.

Professor Chesney’s scholarship is posted on SSRN here. He also maintains a BePress Selected Works page here, though it is not as current as the SSRN page.

For those interested in following national security law developments, Professor Chesney started a listserv in 2003, which focused exclusively on distributing news of recent judicial opinions, new statutes, forthcoming scholarship, and other similar resources relating to national security and the law. Just send him an email if you’d like to subscribe, or check back to this blog for an archive of his updates.

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One Response to About

  1. Jack Canon says:

    Dear Robert,

    are you able to post the listed indictment?

    A federal grand jury has indicted Nadeem Akhtar, age 45, of Silver Spring, Maryland, on charges related to a scheme to illegally export items that are used directly or indirectly in activities related to nuclear reactors and the processing and production of nuclear-related materials. The indictment was returned on March 11, 2010 and unsealed today.
    March 9th.

    thanks in advance
    Jack

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