A symposium co-sponsored by the Justice Action Center, the American Constitution Society, and the Federalist Society.
Friday, September 9, 2011
New York Law School, Events Center
185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013
If you have any questions, please contact Lisabeth Jorgensen at Lisabeth.Jorgensen@law.nyls.edu.
Panel 1: Separation of Powers: The Roles and Inter-Relationships of the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches since 9/11
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Panelists discussed the appropriate scope of and limits on the powers of each branch of government since 9/11, including specific exercises of power by each branch that some have criticized as violating the Constitution’s checks and balances.
- Moderator: Linda Greenhouse, Yale Law School; Columnist, The New York Times
- David Cole, Georgetown Law School
- Richard Epstein, New York University School of Law; The Hoover Institution; University of Chicago Law School
- Peter Shane, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
- Vince Warren, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights
- John Yoo, University of California, Berkeley Law School; Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice 2001–03)
Panel 2: National Security and Civil Liberties: A Decade of Striking a Delicate Balance, or a False Choice?
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Panelists addressed not only the overarching (alleged) tensions between liberty and security, but also specific measures that the government has implemented since 9/11 that affect particular civil liberties as well as the rights of particular groups of individuals.
- Moderator: Caroline Fredrickson, Executive Director, American Constitution Society
- Muneer Ahmad, Yale Law School
- Jamil N. Jaffer, Senior Counsel, House Intelligence Committee; Associate Counsel to the President, White House, 2008–09; Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 2007–08
- Anil Kalhan, Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law
- Sigal Mandelker, Proskauer Rose LLP; Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division 2006–09
- Joanne Mariner, Director, Human Rights Program, Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, Hunter College
- Geoffrey Stone, University of Chicago Law School
Panel 3: Courts, Accountability, and Justice: Forums for Assuring that Justice Is Served
This panel focused on efforts to bring to justice individuals who have been accused of responsibility for the 9/11 attacks and other actual or planned acts of terrorism, as well as government and military officials and their contractors who have been accused of abuses. It considered the appropriate judicial and non-judicial forums and procedures for ensuring that those who are responsible for acts of war, crimes, and abuses of power will be held accountable, consistent with principles of fairness and justice, and that those unjustly accused are exonerated.
- Moderator: Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- Michael Chertoff, Covington & Burling LLP; Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security 2005-09
- Eugene Fidell, Yale Law School; President, National Institute of Military Justice
- Martin Flaherty, Fordham Law School; Princeton University
- Andrew McCarthy, Co-Chair, Center for Law and Counterterrorism; Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York 1993–96
- Anthony Romero, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union