on October 1, 2009 at 8:02 am

Supreme Court to Hear Case Challenging “Material Support” Law

The Supreme Court agreed on Wednesday to hear Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project and a countersuit, Humanitarian Law Project v. Holder.  These cases will address whether, under the First and Fifth amendments, the “material support” for terrorism provision of 18 U.S.C. § 2339B is unconstitutionally vague.  The petitioners, which include Attorney General Holder and the Department of Justice, as well […]

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on September 29, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Zazi Pleads Not Guilty to Conspiracy Charge

Najibullah Zazi, a 24-year-old Afghan legal resident at the center of an FBI terrorism investigation, was ordered held without bail today after pleading not guilty in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York to the charge of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2332a(a)(2).  Federal prosecutors contend that […]

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on September 9, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Climate Change as National Security Statement

Tuesday, September 8th Today a group of government leaders issued a statement discussing climate change as a national security issue and calling for a bipartisan plan to address the U.S.’s role. The group of 32 signatories – including eight former Senators, three former National Security Advisors, two former Secretaries of State, a former Secretary of Defense, and both the Chair […]

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on August 21, 2009 at 8:17 am

HLS National Security Journal Application Approved

The HLS National Security Journal was approved by Harvard Law during the summer of 2009. We will be updating the website frequently as the school year gets underway.

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on August 20, 2009 at 11:57 am

Welcome to NSJ!

Welcome to the HLS National Security Journal! The Harvard National Security Journal has recently been approved as an official student journal of Harvard Law School, and its members are now undertaking the more daunting task of establishing a working online journal. NSJ will be a student-edited, faculty- and practitioner-advised, online academic journal. It will serve both as a contribution to […]

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