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Public Health and National Security Law

Important! Questions about the exam.

Text - Dycus, et al, National Security Law, 3rd Edition, + supplement.

Jan 11

No assignment the first day, just be prepared to pay attention. Check for more assignment information. Slides

Jan 13

"Shining Light on Dark Winter"

Modeling Potential Responses to Smallpox as a Bioterrorist Weapon (skip the math)

"Catastrophic Bioterrorism" (to page 22)

Jan 18

Continue discussion from previous class.

Jan 20

Finish film, continue discussion

Jan 25

CDC Mass vaccination clinic guide

CDC - Pre-event smallpox immunizations

Jan 27

Emergency Preparedness, Response, & Recovery Checklist. The American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) has posted a new emergency preparedness checklist. The checklist is designed to help identify key legal and operational issues arising in a public health crisis, terrorist threat, environmental disaster, or other emergency situation.

Feb 1

Finish discussion of bioterrorism

Feb 3

Model State Emergency Health Powers Act and critique

Think about the problems that this Act can pose for public health and emergency preparedness. Be prepared to discuss specific problems that you find. Why is it written this way, and how would you have written it differently? Does it give immunity for emergency actions, and does it limit this immunity in ways that may increase litigation. Also think about other questions you have about bioterrorism and preparedness.

Feb 10

Chapters 1-3 in the book. 1 is a short intro, 2 is historical perspective. 3 begins the substantive law discussion. Read everything, but be prepared to discuss the Youngstown case and notes, which begins on p. 31. slides

Feb 15

Read through page 80.

Feb 17

Read through page 91

Feb 22

Complete assignment from the 17th.

As you read the text, think about the questions at the end of each section. We will discuss these in class to give you some structure to the materials.

Feb 24

Read through 102. Review what you read before so we can discuss in class.

March 1

Read through 127.

March 3

Finish Chapter 5

March 8

146-174

March 10

Scan the rest of the Chapter 6, but we will not discuss it in detail because it just reviews standing. Read the first two sections of Chapter 7, through 226.

March 15

Scan the rest of chapter 7 to see the domestic effect of international law - about zero, and then start Chapter 8. Read through page 292, which covers the Vietnam war. It is a long assignment, but the discussion works much better if we see the whole picture. Look for the big issues, do not worry about the details.

Vietnam - History - Historical Atlas - War Timeline - Robert S. McNamara - Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

Indonesia - Map of Indonesia - 1950-1965 - 1965-1998

March 17

292-333 - Map of China - Map of Korea - Map of Japan

March 22

We are skipping Chapter 9, imperfect war. (The results are not much different from perfect wars.) Start Chapter 10, reading 415 - 462. This starts intelligence efforts, which is more interesting legally.

March 24

463-508. This sets the stage for the trials that arose out of the Iran Contra affair.

March 29

509-557. This finishes Chapter 10.

March 31

Chapter 11 - What is terrorism and what is international crime? Does the difference matter?

April 5

Read through 652. Real cases! Old fashioned conlaw! Be prepared to discuss the law in these cases.

April 7

Through 698.

April 12

Through 737 in the text. 133-190 in the supplement. We may not finish all of this in one class.

April 14

Film day

April 19

889-906, Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, 124 S.Ct. 2633 (2004), Rumsfeld v. Padilla, 124 S.Ct. 2711 (2004) (these are the cases that are in the supplement assignment)

April 21

US Courts have Juridiction of Claims of Foreign Detainees - Rasul v. Bush, 124 S.Ct. 2686 (2004), finish Padilla

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