Michel Paradis

Michel Paradis is an international and constitutional litigator, currently with the Department of Defense, Office of Chief Defense Counsel, and a part-time law professor at Georgetown and Columbia law schools. Lawfare readers may know him as counsel for the petitioner in the case of United States v. Al Bahlul. The views expressed in his Lawfare posts are his own and do not represent the position of the Department of Defense, the United States government, or any agency or instrumentality thereof.

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Monday, October 03, 2016
What’s Driving the Passion Behind JASTA?
In all the debate over the Justice Against Sponsored Terrorism Act (JASTA), the hardest argument to ignore has been from the victims of the September 11th attack. The moral and political clout of this group is unquestionably why a Congress that cannot pass a routine budget was able to...
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