New York, NY (September 7, 2011)—The New York Law School Law Review announces the publication of its latest issue, "Civil Liberties 10 Years After 9/11," which examines the profound consequences the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center had and continue to have for life, liberty, law, and security. This is the first law review symposium issue to be published on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Distinguished scholars, policymakers, and practitioners offer a broad range of thought-provoking perspectives on the ongoing impact of both the terrorist attacks and the government’s response to the attacks.
The Law Review issue features commentary by renowned constitutional law scholars as well as individuals who were directly involved in making U.S. policy in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Articles address a wide variety of the political, legal, and social implications of the attacks, including the history and current state of the “War on Terror”; the impact of 9/11 on the executive and judicial branches of the federal government; an analysis of the legality of assassinations and “targeted killings”; secrecy in U.S. policymaking after 9/11; and the influence of 9/11 on the law of military justice.
The issue was published to coincide with a symposium at New York Law School on the same topic on Friday, September 9, 2011, in which most of the Law Review contributors will also participate. The symposium’s principal organizer is NYLS Professor Nadine Strossen, former President of the American Civil Liberties Union (from 1991 through 2008). She enlisted as co-sponsors both the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society, two pre-eminent national organizations with very different perspectives on pertinent constitutional issues, to ensure that contributors to the Law Review issue, as well as the in-person proceedings, would voice a broad array of views.
The issue contains the following articles:
• "Ten Years On: Military Justice and Civil Liberties in the Post-9/11 Era," by Eugene R. Fidell, Senior Research Scholar in Law and Florence Rogatz Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School; President, National Institute of Military Justice.
• "Judicial Foreign Relations Authority After 9/11," by Martin S. Flaherty, Leitner Family Professor of International Law, Fordham Law School; Visiting Professor, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.
• "The War on Terror: Where We Are and How We Got There," by Michael B. Mukasey, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; former U.S. Attorney General (2007-2009); U.S. District Judge, Southern District of New York (1988-2006).
• "The Obama Administration and the Prospects for a Democratic Presidency in a Post-9/11 World," by Peter M. Shane, Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law; Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School.
• "Secrecy and Self-Governance," by Geoffrey R. Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago.
• "Assassination or Targeted Killings After 9/11," by John Yoo, Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law; Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute.
To view or download the articles, visit www.nylslawreview.com/201112-volume-56-number-1. See also 56 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 1-164 (2011-12).
To register for the September 9, 2011 symposium Civil Liberties 10 Years After 9/11, visit www.nyls.edu/TenYearsAfter.
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