Dycus, et al, National Security Law, 4th Edition (2007). Be sure you are getting the right book, not the old edition.
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Class participation can affect your final grade.
We may have quizzes that will count toward the final grade.
General discussion of national security law and the post-9/11 world (no reading assignment)
Chapter 1 & 2 - Study Questions (I will be providing study question to better focus your readings and to help you integrate these materials into your existing knowledge of the law. These are edited and revised versions of the questions I have used in the past.)
Secrecy News Blog (free subscription) - an excellent source of information about national security issues.
Raise and support armies
Regulation of the military
Calling up the militia
Governing state militias
Commander in Chief
Chapter 3 - study questions Korean Maps
The Office of Homeland Security & the Homeland Security Council - example of an executive order
Chapter 4 - study questions
Review of powers under the Taft-Hartley Act, showing Truman's alternatives.
Chapter 5 - study questions
Chapter 6 - Through Dellums v. Bush - study questions
For your own interest, at least at this point, see this report on the amendments to FISA:
CRS - "P.L. 110-55, the Protect America Act of 2007: Modifications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act," August 23, 2007
Look at the Kent State Chronology as background for the Kent State case in the readings.
Finish Chapter 6 - study questions
Chapter 7 - study questions
Chapter 8 and Chapter 9 - updated assignment. Sorry about the long reading, but chapter 8 does not make sense without 9 on the war powers resolution. Study guides - Chapter 8 - Chapter 9
Chapter 8 - Resources:
Vietnam - History - Historical Atlas - War Timeline - Robert S. McNamara - Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
Indonesia - Map of Indonesia - 1950-1965 - 1965-1998
Chapter 10, 11, and 12. This finishes war. I will give you some abreviated study questions so you can make better sense of the material. The faster we get through war - which, legally, is pretty simple - the more time we have for intelligence and counter-terrorism, which pose the important legal questions in our modern world.
Global incident map - an ongoing map of global terrorism incidents and other national security information.
Chapter 13 - we will discuss this briefly, using the study questions. Movie recommendation for understanding the modern peace-keeping environment: Lord of War (2005)
Chapter 14 - the fun stuff starts. Read carefully. Study questions.
You heard it hear first! The Iraq government has revoked Blackwater's license to operate in Iraq, and is threatening prosecution of Blackwater employees. AP Story Does Blackwater need a license? Does the US Government have the right to prevent Iraq from prosecuting Blackwater employees:
"Under a special provision secured by American-occupying forces, they are exempt from prosecution by Iraqis for crimes committed there."
What if Blackwater flies them to the US? Can the US refuse extradition?
Continue the discussion Chapter 14
Chapter 15 - study questions for all of Chapter 15
Finish Chapter 15, picking up with Iran Contra, p. 404.
Chapter 16 - study questions
Chapter 17 - study questions
Understanding Administrative Searches: Camara V. Municipal Court City And County, 387 U.S. 523, 87 S. Ct. 1727, 18 L. Ed. 2d 930 (1967); New York v. Burger, 482 U.S. 691 (1987)
Chapter 18 - study questions
Chapter 19 - study questions
Chapter 20 - study questions
Chapter 21 - study questions
We may not finish all of Chapter 21, but we will try.
National Security Movie Day
Discuss movie. Chapter 22. Study guide
Chapter 23 - Study questions
Chapters 24 - study questions
Chapter 25 - study questions
Chapter 26 - Study Questions
Turkmen v. Ashcroft - more information
Saleh v. Titan - more information
These are tort actions arising from post 9/11 events. Turkmen is long, but an interesting collection of theories.
First Blackwater Case
Chapter 30 (This mostly the Hamdan case, which is probably the most important one we have not read.)
Last class - informal discussion (optional class)
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