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War Powers Debate: John Yoo Vs. Jonathan Turley

On March 29, 2017, the George Washington University Law School’s branch of the Federalist Society hosted a debate between Professor John Yoo of Berkeley Law and Professor Jonathan Turley of GW Law. The topic of the debate was the delegation of war powers under the United States Constitution. Yoo is best known for the now infamous memo he wrote as a member of the Justice Department in the early 2000s that argued in favor of the authority of the executive to use “advanced interrogation techniques” on enemy combatants. Turley is best known as a civil libertarian who has represented members of Congress in lawsuits attempting to stymie the power of the executive branch. As some Yoo protestors chanted outside, and others dressed as orange jump-suited and hooded detainees protested inside, the two prominent lawyers began their discussion. While the debate ranged along the lines of history, politics, and the law, there were three primary subject areas along which the participants battled: textual delegation, structural design, and modern functionality. Yoo… Keep Reading

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London’s Muslim Mayor’s Controversial Comments Spark Outrage After Terror Attack Shakes Britain

After ISIS took credit for a knife and vehicle attack in Britain killing four innocent people on Wednesday, London mayor Sadiq Khan offered words of sympathy, but critics are focusing their ire on a controversial statement that he made last year about terror attacks being ‘part and parcel of living in a big city.’ The attack was allegedly committed by Khalid Masood, a UK native with a criminal record called by ISIS to be “a soldier of the Islamic State.” Police believe Masood’s killing spree was an act of terrorism, according to an ABC News report. In a post-attack statement, Khan urged vigilance. Keep Reading

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