Backgrounder posted August 18, 2006
International Law and the Nation-State at the U.N.: A Guide forU.S. Policymakers
have pretty much always felt entitled to make law for themselves.
As Virginia royal governor Alexander Spotswood complained 60 years
before the Declaration of Independence, "by their professions and
actions they [the colonials] seem to allow no jurisdiction, civil
or ecclesiastical, but what is established by laws of their
Legal Memorandum posted November 5, 2001
Bringing Al-Qaeda to Justice
As the United States and its coalition partners execute diplomatic, financial, and military responses to the September 11 terrorist attacks, the legal options regarding the trial of members of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization are being increasingly discussed.
As many as 1,000 individuals have been detained by law enforcement…