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National Security and the Law


Must reading for today: first, former judge Michael Mukasey in the Wall Street Journal, on how “[t]he history of [Jose] Padilla’s case helps illustrate in miniature the inadequacy of the current approach to terrorism prosecutions.”

Second, Columbia University’s Philip Bobbitt in the New York Times, handily refuting critics of Congress’s recent reform of surveillance and intelligence-gathering.


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