Friday, January 9, 2009

Dept. of Justice OLC Memos Released

In the last month of so--and as recently as yesterday--DOJ released several OLC memos relating to significant questions in the war on terror.  Check these out here.  Wow.  I bet they continue to trickle out up to the inauguration.  And just in time for spring term con law prep.  I'll read them and post as I go.

SDS

Here's the cut-and-pasted list of those released since 12/1/08:

ASSERTION OF EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE OVER COMMUNICATIONS REGARDING EPA'S OZONE AIR QUALITY STANDARDS AND CALIFORNIA'S GREENHOUSE GAS WAIVER REQUEST
(June 19, 2008) (added 1/08/09)

"PROTECTED PERSON" STATUS IN OCCUPIED IRAQ UNDER THE FOURTH GENEVA CONVENTION
(March 18, 2004) (added 1/08/09)

STATUS OF TALIBAN FORCES UNDER ARTICLE 4 OF THE THIRD GENEVA CONVENTION OF 1949
(February 7, 2002) (added 1/08/09)

AUTHORITY OF THE PRESIDENT UNDER DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL LAW TO USE MILITARY FORCE AGAINST IRAQ
(October 23, 2002) (added 1/08/09)

EFFECT OF A RECENT UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION ON THE AUTHORITY OF THE PRESIDENT UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW TO USE MILITARY FORCE AGAINST IRAQ
(November 8, 2002) (added 1/08/09)

WHETHER FALSE STATEMENTS OR OMISSIONS IN IRAQ'S WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION DECLARATION WOULD CONSTITUTE A "FURTHER MATERIAL BREACH" UNDER U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 1441
(December 7, 2002) (added 1/08/09)

LEGALITY OF THE USE OF MILITARY COMMISSIONS TO TRY TERRORISTS
(November 6, 2001) (added 1/08/09)

ASSERTION OF EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE CONCERNING THE SPECIAL COUNSEL'S INTERVIEWS OF THE VICE PRESIDENT AND SENIOR WHITE HOUSE STAFF
(July 15, 2008) (added 12/29/08)

STATUS OF PUBLIC COMPANY ACCOUNTING OVERSIGHT BOARD UNDER 18 U.S.C. § 207(c)
(March 30, 2007) (added 12/22/08)

WHETHER A PRESIDENTIAL PARDON EXPUNGES JUDICIAL AND EXECUTIVE BRANCH RECORDS OF A CRIME
(August 11, 2006) (added 12/19/08)

DESIGNATION OF ACTING ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY GENERAL
(August 7, 2001) (added 12/19/08)

REQUIREMENT THAT "PRIVATE CITIZENS" BE APPOINTED FROM "PRIVATE LIFE" TO THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES
(August 27, 2004) (added 12/19/08)

DUTY TO FILE PUBLIC FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT
(December 19, 2002) (added 12/19/08)

UNDER SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY FOR ENFORCEMENT
(December 19, 2002) (added 12/19/08)

ETHICS ISSUES RAISED BY THE RETENTION AND USE OF FLIGHT PRIVILEGES BY EMPLOYEES OF THE FAA
(August 30, 2004) (added 12/19/08)

DESIGNATION OF ACTING SOLICITOR OF LABOR
(November 15, 2002) (added 12/19/08)

MEANING OF "TEMPORARY" WORK UNDER 8 U.S.C. § 1101(A)(15)(H)(II)(B)
(December 18, 2008) (added 12/19/08)

SCOPE OF THE DEFINITION OF “VARIOLA VIRUS” UNDER THE INTELLIGENCE REFORM AND TERRORISM PREVENTION ACT OF 2004
(July 24, 2008) (added 12/01/08)

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