• Legitimacy of Intervention in Syria: Three Things to Know
    Articles,  Blog

    Legitimacy of Intervention in Syria: Three Things to Know

    The United States and some allies are considering military strikes against Syrian government targets in response to that government’s large-scale use of chemical weapons in its civil war. Even if the United States and some willing coalition partners are satisfied themselves that military force is justified, they will face tough questions about the legality of these armed strikes. Here are three things to know about international law in this context. First, the only legal grounds for using significant military force that are clear and universally agreed upon are a UN Security Council Resolution authorizing force or self-defense against an armed attack. In this case, though, there’s no realistic chance for…

  • Quinnipiac Live! – School of Law – October 2018
    Articles,  Blog

    Quinnipiac Live! – School of Law – October 2018

    Tonight on Quinnipiac live from our state-of-the-art facilities close-knit community distinguished faculty and variety of experiential learning opportunities we’ll show you how the Quinnipiac University School of Law is leading the way and preparing the next generation of law professionals join the conversation Quinnipiac live starts now hello and welcome to Quinnipiac live I’m your host Joel banner and tonight we have an exciting show planned for you with a variety of guests to highlight what makes the Quinnipiac School of Law so unique throughout the show we invite you to join the conversation leave your questions in the comments section below so they can be answered live on air…

  • Our Foreign Affairs Constitution: The President, Congress, and the Making of International Law
    Articles,  Blog

    Our Foreign Affairs Constitution: The President, Congress, and the Making of International Law

    [ Silence ]>>Good afternoon everyone. I’m Lisa Beldez [assumed spelling], I’m an associate professor of government and Latin American Latino and Caribbean studies. And I’m very pleased to have the honor of welcoming our guest today. And I’d like to thank you, the hard New England Corp to brave the elements to come out here today. I really am happy to see you all here. I wanted to start off by noting that this is the Timbers lecture. This lecture is named for William H. Timbers, Class of 1937. In May 1995, a Dartmouth Endowment Fund was set up for Mr. Timbers of the Honorable William H. Timbers by the…

  • The Constitutional War Powers of the Executive and Legislative Branches
    Articles,  Blog

    The Constitutional War Powers of the Executive and Legislative Branches

    Good afternoon. My name is Nate Kaczmarek. I’m the Deputy Director of The Federalist Society’s Article I Initiative. Initiative is dedicated to the development of a theory of the role and practical goals of Congress that stem directly from core constitutional principles. Today’s luncheon is just one of the many events The Federalist Society has planned here on Capitol Hill and across the country. On behalf of the Initiative, I want to thank you all for joining us. At the outset, I’d also like to thank, uh, Senator Ron Johnson and his staff for sponsoring the room for today’s event. As you may have noticed from your program and from…

  • Tom Ginsburg, “An International Court for Constitutional Law”
    Articles,  Blog

    Tom Ginsburg, “An International Court for Constitutional Law”

    TOM GINSBURG: All right, thank you all for coming today to this segment of Chicago’s Best Ideas. This segment is unique, because it’s not actually Chicago’s Best Ideas, it’s Tunisia’s Best Ideas. And I’ll explain exactly why that is the case. I’m talking today about an international court for constitutional law. And this is an idea that originated with a man named Moncef Marzouki, who was a doctor and a dissident in Tunisia for many years, fighting the Ben Ali regime, which was in power for about 30 years. And this dissident, at one point, formed a political party. His constant call during his years of dissent was for the…