Text - Dycus, et al, National Security Law, 3rd Edition, + supplement.
No assignment the first day, just be prepared to pay attention. Check for more assignment information. Slides
"Shining Light on Dark Winter"
Modeling Potential Responses to Smallpox as a Bioterrorist Weapon (skip the math)
"Catastrophic Bioterrorism" (to page 22)
Continue discussion from previous class.
Finish film, continue discussion
CDC Mass vaccination clinic guide
CDC - Pre-event smallpox immunizations
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.
Finish discussion of bioterrorism
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.
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
Read through page 80.
Read through page 91
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.
Read through 102. Review what you read before so we can discuss in class.
Read through 127.
Finish Chapter 5
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.
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
292-333 - Map of China - Map of Korea - Map of Japan
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.
463-508. This sets the stage for the trials that arose out of the Iran Contra affair.
509-557. This finishes Chapter 10.
Chapter 11 - What is terrorism and what is international crime? Does the difference matter?
Read through 652. Real cases! Old fashioned conlaw! Be prepared to discuss the law in these cases.
Through 737 in the text. 133-190 in the supplement. We may not finish all of this in one class.
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)
US Courts have Juridiction of Claims of Foreign Detainees - Rasul v. Bush, 124 S.Ct. 2686 (2004), finish Padilla
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