Temple Law Logo TU Portal

Topics

Latest News

By Peter Spiro

Three Reasons Why Jerusalem Passport Statute Survives Zivotofsky

by Peter Spiro

by Peter Spiro Everyone is getting ramped up for Monday’s argument, with notable entries from Jack Goldsmith on Lawfare, Marty Lederman on Just Security, and Eugene Kontorovich on Volokh. They have been debating a narrow doctrinal basis (suggested by the SG and pressed by Jack) for striking down the law as a kind of passport […]

Via OpinioJuris

View Story

Posted Under :

Paul Barrett’s Law of the Jungle (Excellent Account of Chevron Ecuador)

by Peter Spiro

by Peter Spiro Paul Barrett gave a talk earlier this week at Temple on his Law of the Jungle. It’s a terrific journalistic account of the epic 20-year battle over Chevron’s pollution of Ecuador’s rain forest. For anyone with a vague awareness of the case the book supplies a highly readable cheat-sheet. I suspect like […]

Via OpinioJuris

View Story

Posted Under :

Looks Like AUMF Basis for ISIL Operation Will Stick

by Peter Spiro

by Peter Spiro After a flurry of commentary in the wake of Obama’s speech last week and the on-background legal justification that came with it, the silence has been deafening. The immediate reaction to the AUMF hook for the ISIL operation was something approaching disbelief. It came out of the blue and everyone felt blindsided. […]

Via OpinioJuris

View Story

Posted Under :

ISIL Foreign Fighters: You Can’t Take Their Citizenship. Can You Take Their Passports?

by Peter Spiro

by Peter Spiro The concern over ISIL foreign fighters had ramped up even before President Obama announced that he will preside over a September 24th UN Security Council Meeting on the subject. No surprise that politicians are jumping on the bandwagon. Ted Cruz introduced legislation last week in the Senate that would purport to terminate […]

Via OpinioJuris

View Story

Posted Under :

Obama’s Lame Justification for the ISIL Strikes (He Played the Wrong Card)

by Peter Spiro

by Peter Spiro I’ll pile on in deploring the legal justification for the expanded operation against the Islamic State. No one is buying the AUMF basis. In addition to Jens below, Jack Goldsmith and Jennifer Daskal have devastating critiques here and here. The justification could have lasting negative consequences for interbranch relations in the war […]

Via OpinioJuris

View Story

Posted Under :