8/31/08: Secrecy News relays the publication of the following Congressional hearings:
8/31/08: Inter Press Service reports that Najmuddin Faraj Ahmad, an alleged Norwegian terrorist, is suing the Norwegian government in the European Court of Human Rights.
8/23/08: National Security Advisors announces the publication of The Enemy Combatant Papers: American Justice, the Courts, and the War on Terror (Joshua Dratel & Karen Greenberg, eds.), as well as an event on Sept. 3 from 6-7 PM to mark the publication. See our calendar for details.
8/23/08: Joshua Dugan has posted "When is a Search Not a Search? When it's a Quarter: The Third Amendment, Originalism, and NSA Wiretapping" on SSRN. Steve Vladeck responds to it. HT to National Security Advisors.
8/23/08: The CIA FOIA Electronic Reading Room has published A Life in Intelligence - The Richard Helms Collection, the largest single release of Helms-related information to date. HT to BeSpacific.
8/23/08: The National Security Archive discusses a July 2002 draft of the "White Paper" on Iraq's possession of WMD ultimately issued by the CIA in October 2002 that pre-dated the National Intelligence Estimate that the paper purportedly summarized, but which Congress did not insist on until September 2002.
The Washington Post reports that DHS has been collecting information on all US citizens crossing the border by land.
National Security Advisors relays an announcement that the Brennan Center is seeking a Director for its Liberty and National Security ("LNS") Project.
Secrecy News announces new CRS reports on:
Counterterrorism Blog discusses indications that France and Italy are moving away from the Mitterand doctrine of offering asylum to terrorists who renounced violence.
The Washington Post reports on a new DOJ proposal that would make it easier for state and local police to collect intelligence about Americans, share the sensitive data with federal agencies, and retain it for at least 10 years.
National Security Advisors relays an announcement for a Clinic Director for the new National Security and Human Rights Clinic at the University of Texas.
The New York Times reports on a deal between the Libyan and US governments in which Congress will rescind a provision in a law that allowed victims of terrorism to seize Libyan government assets in return for Libya making a single lump payment of more than $1.2 billion to the United States for distribution to the families of victims. UPDATE: SpyTalk reports on victims' attorney Thomas Fortune Fay's displeasure with the deal. UPDATE: OpenCRS just released a new CRS report on "Suits Against Terrorist States by Victims of Terrorism." UPDATE: The New York Times and CNN report on the final agreement.
CNN covers the arrest in Italy of five North Africans who allegedly recruited Islamic extremists for attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan.
CRS published a new report on “Presidential Advisers’ Testimony Before Congressional Committees: An Overview.”
CRS published a new report on “Retroactive Immunity Provided by the FISA Amendments Act of 2008.”
Sources and Methods discusses the recently released DNI report Vision 2015: A Globally Networked and Integrated Intelligence Enterprise. UPDATE: Danger Room discusses it.
SCOTUSblog discusses a recent DOJ appeal resisting any judicial intervention on the question of when, where, and how to transfer detainees.
The Washington Post covers and SpyTalk discusses (here and here) the controversy over the allegations in Ron Suskind's new book The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism that the White House ordered former CIA officials to fabricate documents linking Saddam Hussein to 9/11.