Office of Legal Counsel

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Name: Office of Legal Counsel
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 3 reports

Sidley Austin Announces Virginia Seitz Has Returned to Firm as Partner

Your profile matches an open legal position. Apply now!Job ListingsKeyword:Location: Summary: Virginia Seitz, a former partner of Sidley Austin, has returned to the firm after serving as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel.Sidley ... [Published JD Journal - 10 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Debate on War and the Constitution

Bruce Fein and John Woo debated War and the Constitution at the National Press Club.Consitutional lawyer Bruce Fein was senior policy advisor to the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign. John Yoo was Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of ... [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

US Armed Services Chairman: Obama Does Not Need Congressional Authorization to Combat IS

WASHINGTON, September 17 (RIA Novosti) - The United States’ military operations against the Islamic State radical group would be more effective if Congress were to vote to authorize the President to use military force, but such authorization is not necessary ... [Published RIA Novosti - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 2 reports

Jacob Sullum on Obama's Lame Excuses for Going to War Without Congressional Approval

NBC A few years ago, when President Obamaunilaterally decided to get involved in Libya's civil war,he argued that he did not need approval from Congressbecause bombing military targets did not constitute "hostilities"under the War Powers Resolution. That ... [Published REASON Online - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 2 reports

Obama’s Isis plan a way for perpetual war

by Trevor TimmIn a speech that would make Dick Cheney proud, the president told us (and the Pentagon repeated) this week that we are at war with Islamic State (IS) “in same way we are at war with Al Qaeda and its affiliates” – a war that will go on indefinitely, ... [Published Qatar Peninsula - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Bush-era memos: president can wiretap Americans at all times

Washington (AFP) Sept 06, 2014 -The US Justice Department has released two memos detailing the Bush administration's legal justification for monitoring the phone calls and emails of Americans without a warrant. The documents, released late Friday, ... [Published News About Cyber Warfare - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

White House’s legal rationale for airstrikes in Syria comes under scrutiny

By and Sari Horwitz ,Top lawyers at the Justice Department signed off on the White House’s conclusion that President Obama had sufficient legal authority to approve airstrikes in Syria, people familiar with the deliberations said Thursday, as the administration ... [Published Washington Post - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 2 reports

Legal memos released on Bush-era justification for warrantless wiretapping

Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20530-0001, United StatesThe Justice Department released two decade-old memos on Sept 5, offering the fullest public airing to date of the Bush administration’s legal justification for ... [Published Benton Foundation - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

DOJ releases redacted 2004 legal memos OKing warrantless NSA searches of US citizens

Constitutional LawPosted Sep 08, 2014 12:55 pm CDTBy The Justice Department has released redacted versions of May 2004 and July 2004 legal memos about the powers claimed by officials in then-President George W. Bush’s administration to conduct warrantless ... [Published ABA Journal - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

DOJ Memo: President Has Constitutional Authority for Dragnet Surveillance

The Obama administration wants everyone to know that it claims the power to conduct dragnet surveillance of American phone records and that it is not going to bother revealing the source of that authority.The administration has released another redacted ... [Published PrisonPlanet - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 07 2014 - Updated Sep 07 2014 - 2 reports

Declassified memo fails to answer wiretapping questions

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has released a newly declassified version of a May 2004legal memo approving the National Security Agency’s Stellarwind program, a set of warrantlesssurveillance and data-collection activities that President George W. ... [Published Columbus Dispatch - Sep 07 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 2 reports

Court fight looms over immigration

WASHINGTON — With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama’s lawyers carefully are crafting a legal rationale on immigration and foreign workers that they believe will survive any court challenges, administration officials ... [Published Pueblo Chieftain Online - Aug 29 2014]

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...Thirteen years ago this week, the president notes, Congress authorized George W Bush "to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons."
...al Qaeda or associated forces of al Qaeda fighting the United States," said Robert Chesney, a professor at the University of Texas School of Law. "Since ISIS broke up with al Qaeda it's hard to make that argument."
"In authorizing 'all necessary and appropriate force,' the authorization necessarily included the use of signals intelligence capabilities (wiretapping), which are a critical, and traditional, tool for finding the enemy so that destructive force can be brought to bear on him" Goldsmith wrote

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Sidley Austin Announces Virginia Seitz Has Retu... [Published JD Journal - 10 hours ago]
Sidley Austin Announces Virginia Seitz Has Retu... [Published JD Journal.com - 11 hours ago]
Former Justice Official Virginia Seitz Returns ... [Published National Law Journal - 17 hours ago]
Community members call for resignation of campu... [Published Daily Californian - Sep 18 2014]
Debate on War and the Constitution [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 17 2014]
Jacob Sullum on Obama's Lame Excuses for Going ... [Published REASON Online - Sep 17 2014]
Jacob Sullum on Obama's Lame Excuses for Going ... [Published Hit & Run - Sep 17 2014]
Shameful: US Judge Increases Prison Sentence Of... [Published Eurasia Review - Sep 17 2014]
US Armed Services Chairman: Obama Does Not Need... [Published RIA Novosti - Sep 17 2014]
Obama's Dumb, Rash and Unilateral War: Don't Bu... [Published Creators.Com - Sep 16 2014]
“S. 132, the New Columbia Admission Act of 2013,” [Published Cato Institute - Sep 16 2014]
A New AUMF: What Is the Obama Administration Af... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 16 2014]
Is Obama's new war on ISIS illegal? [Published Sott.net - Sep 14 2014]
Obama’s Isis plan a way for perpetual war [Published Qatar Peninsula - Sep 13 2014]
Obama's legally dubious Isis campaign is just a... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 13 2014]
Is Obama Abusing the Constitution to Combat ISIS? [Published Cato Institute - Sep 12 2014]
Biden, Clinton, Kagan, and Scalia Join Leaders ... [Published PressReleasePoint - Sep 12 2014]
More ‘Imperial Hubris’ Than Bush [Published Intercept - Sep 12 2014]
Bush-era memos: president can wiretap Americans... [Published News About Cyber Warfare - Sep 12 2014]
White House’s legal rationale for airstrikes in... [Published Washington Post - Sep 12 2014]
Obama’s Breathtaking Expansion of a President’s... [Published Time - Sep 11 2014]
Obama’s Breathtaking Expansion of a President’s... [Published TIME.com - Sep 11 2014]
Obama’s Breathtaking Expansion of a President’s... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Sep 11 2014]
Obama’s Breathtaking Expansion of a President’s... [Published The China Blog - Sep 11 2014]
Obama’s Breathtaking Expansion of a President’s... [Published Swampland - Sep 11 2014]
A government lawyer [Published Washington Post - Sep 11 2014]
Watchdogs: Agencies obstructing probes [Published The Hill - Sep 10 2014]
The death by drone memos (Part II) [Published Mondoweiss - Sep 10 2014]
New Tulane president embraces technology and ch... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Sep 09 2014]
Legal memos released on Bush-era justification ... [Published Benton Foundation - Sep 09 2014]
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Sidley Austin Announces Virginia Seitz Has Retu... [Published JD Journal.com - 11 hours ago]
Summary : Virginia Seitz, a former partner of Sidley Austin, has returned to the firm after serving as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel. Sidley Austin LLP  is pleased to announce that Virginia Seitz, former Assistant ...
Jacob Sullum on Obama's Lame Excuses for Going ... [Published Hit & Run - Sep 17 2014]
<p><img alt="" height="206" src="http://cloudfront-media.reason.com/mc/jsullum/2014_09/Obama-Meet-the-Press-9-7-14.jpg?h=206&w=275" title="You call that a war?|||NBC" width="275" style="float: right;"/&gt;A few years ago, when President Obamaunilaterally ...
Bush-era memos: president can wiretap Americans... [Published News About Cyber Warfare - Sep 12 2014]
Washington (AFP) Sept 06, 2014 -The US Justice Department has released two memos detailing the Bush administration's legal justification for monitoring the phone calls and emails of Americans without a warrant. The documents, released late Friday, ...
Obama’s Breathtaking Expansion of a President’s... [Published TIME.com - Sep 11 2014]
Future historians will ask why George W. Bush sought and received express congressional authorization for his wars (against al Qaeda and Iraq) and his successor did not. They will puzzle over how Barack Obama the prudent war-powers constitutionalist ...
Obama’s Breathtaking Expansion of a President’s... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Sep 11 2014]
Future historians will ask why George W. Bush sought and received express congressional authorization for his wars (against al Qaeda and Iraq) and his successor did not. They will puzzle over how Barack Obama the prudent war-powers constitutionalist ...
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