In an op-ed piece published in the Los Angeles Times on June 4, Samuel Issacharoff discussed how the U.S. should handle unconventional combatants captured during unconventional wars. Focusing on the hostilities in Iraq and Afghanistan, Issacharoff, Bonnie and Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law, challenged the Bush administration claim that no legal authority could constrain the executive branch in these circumstances. But he also took issue with "civil libertarian objectors," who claim that domestic law applies to all uses of American national security power. The"blanket approach" taken by each, he said, is wrong.
Posted June 7, 2010