I have not had time to even begin digesting the 150-plus pages of Hamdan. Thankfully, many others have. If you’re looking for thoughtful commentary on the decision, here are some recommendations: At the Volokh Conspiracy, Randy Barnett and Stuart Benjamin comment here and here (respectively), and sometime-VC blogger Orin Kerr has thoughts here and here. Professor Bainbridge looks at “Evading Hamdan” here, and there’s a mini-NRO symposium with Ed Whelan, Julian Ku, and John Eastman here. Finally, Daniel Drezner offers a mini-round-up and starts an open thread here.
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