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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Is It Just Me...

... or are the grown-up New York Federalists trying to recreate this year's Student Symposium? For example, this event --
Customary International Law, the War on Terror, and the Constitution, Presented by the International & National Security Law Practice Group & New York City Lawyers Chapter

The Law of Nations includes principles of customary international law. Customary international law has played a role in American history, at times in tension with the U.S. Constitution. Most recently, principles of customary international law have been relied on to support divergent policy choices, and have been featured in lawsuits addressing the War on Terror, particularly concerning the standards applicable to detainees. Many fundamental questions remain unresolved. How does customary international law relate to the U.S. Constitution, particularly the Supremacy Clause? What are the roles of the three branches in interpreting customary international law? Do customary international law principles establish a cause of action under the Alien Tort Claims Act or other statutes after Sosa? This program will focus on these and related issues of vital importance to the developing international system.

Confirmed Speakers to Date Include:
Prof. Martin Flaherty, Fordham University Law School, and Chairman of the NYC Bar Committee on International Human Rights
Hon. Jack L. Goldsmith, Harvard Law School
Prof. John O. McGinnis, Northwestern University School of Law

DATE: Wednesday, May 3, 2006
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Association of the Bar of the City of New York
42 West 44th Street
New York, N.Y.
-- sounds an awful lot like Panel One. It lacks the stimulating presence of Dennis Jacobs from the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, but that may be just because Judge Jacobs will have already done his duty:
Key Issues Before the United Nations: Iran Nuclear Weapons and U.N. Reform, John R. Bolton, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Introductory Remarks by Judge Dennis G. Jacobs, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

DATE: Wednesday, April 12, 2006
TIME: Reception 5:45 P.M., Speech 6:30 P.M.
LOCATION: The University Club
1 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
Sound familiar?


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