1. Peter Margulies, Summary of the en banc argument before the 2nd Circuit in Arar v. Ashcroft
For those of you who are interested in how the 2nd Circuit might rule after en banc review in the Arar litigation (i.e., the civil litigation brought by Maher Arar based on his treatment upon seizure at JFK Airport and his subsequent transfer to Syria), I am forwarding a summary of the oral argument produced by Prof. Peter Margulies of Roger Williams. C-Span broadcast the oral argument by the way, and though the video is not yet posted on their website I am told that they might be replaying it this Saturday evening.
2. Project on National Security Reform, “Forging a New Shield”
This multi-year project recommends substantial reforms to the national security establishment. An overview, with links to the full document (weighing in at more than 800 pages) and the executive summary (just 33 pages), is here: Read the rest of this entry »