For Immediate Release
A Discussion of National Security Courts, Preventive Detention, and President Obama's Executive Orders
Experts to Explore Legal and Constitutional Issues Raised by Executive Orders on Detention and Guantanamo at Georgetown University Law Center on March 20
Constitution Project will co-host a panel of experts with a variety of
perspectives who will discuss the legal and constitutional issues raised by
President Obama's executive orders on detention and Guantanamo, including potential
proposals for the establishment of a national security court and a preventive
detention regime. Human Rights First and the Georgetown Center
on National Security and the Law will co-host the discussion, entitled "Bringing Detainees to Justice and Justice to Detainees: Remaining Questions about Detention and
Trials after the Executive Orders."
Stephen Vladeck, Associate Professor of Law, American University Washington
College of Law
Laufman, Attorney, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP; former Assistant
United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia who has
prosecuted terrorism cases
Pearlstein, Associate Research Scholar in Law and Public Affairs
Program, Woodrow Wilson School,
Rona, International Legal Director, Human Rights First
Waxman, Associate Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, former
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs under President
George W. Bush
March 20, 2009, from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Discussion from noon until 1:30
p.m. A light lunch will be served immediately following the discussion.
WHERE: Georgetown University
Hart Auditorium, 600 New Jersey
Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.
RSVP: The event is free. Members of media
RSVP to Daniel Schuman at dschuman@constitutionproject.
All others RSVP to RSVP@constitutionproject.org.
Please include your name, the number of attendees, and the words "National
Security Courts Panel Discussion."
background information, please see the Constitution Project's report "A
Critique of National Security Courts," which was authored by Stephen
Vladeck. Contact our communications department to arrange interviews with our
in-house experts or to speak with the panelists.
The Constitution Project is a politically independent think tank established in 1997 to promote and defend constitutional safeguards. More information about the Constitution Project is available at http://constitutionproject.org/.