A reply in defense of the state secrets privilege

Editor’s note: This mini-symposium on the Abu Zubaydah decision, rendered by the Supreme Court on March 3, 2022, raises important issues about the state secrets doctrine and transparency in democratic governance. The first two pieces are reprinted with permission from the original publishers. All posts are available here. A reply in defense of the state […]

How the State Secrets Doctrine Undermines Democracy

Editor’s note: This mini-symposium on the Abu Zubaydah decision, rendered by the Supreme Court on March 3, 2022, raises important issues about the state secrets doctrine and transparency in democratic governance. The first two pieces are reprinted with permission from the original publishers. All posts are available here. This opinion was originally published on Bloomberg […]

State Secrets and the Blinding of Justice

Editor’s note: This mini-symposium on the Abu Zubaydah decision, rendered by the Supreme Court on March 3, 2022, raises important issues about the state secrets doctrine and transparency in democratic governance. The first two pieces are reprinted with permission from the original publishers. All posts are available here. This opinion was originally published on SpyTalk. […]

Press Release: Morton H. Halperin named chair of the Executive Board of Penn CERL

(Philadelphia, May 23, 2022) The Executive Board of the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL) is pleased to announce the election of Morton H. Halperin as the next chair of the board, effective immediately.   “Dr. Halperin is an extraordinarily well-respected figure in U.S. public life, the sort of person who is […]