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  What the Drone Memo Means By R. Tamara de Silva February 7, 2013   [W]e are heirs to a tradition given voice 800 years ago by Magna Carta, which, on the barons’ insistence, confined executive power by “the law of the land.”  Justice Souter and Justice Ginsburg, Hamdi v. Rumsfeld 542 U.S. 507 (2004) […]

The President As Executioner; the Unconstitutionality of Targeted Killings of Americans on American Soil By R. Tamara de Silva March 6, 2013          In the 2004 decision of Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, the Supreme Court of the United States reminded President George W. Bush’s administration that, “we are heirs to a tradition given […]

The First Amendment of Brandon Raub By R Tamara de Silva August 22, 2012          The point of demarcation between political expression and dangerous dissent is being discerned in much the same manner the Romans augured the future by looking at the entrails of birds.  Enter social media, which has been flexing […]

The Great White Defendant-Docket # Dominique Strauss-Kahn By R. Tamara de Silva August 24, 2011 State Supreme Court Justice Michael Obus dismissed the seven-count indictment against the former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn on August 23, 2011. The media driven sideshow and one of its most celebrated perp-walks in Gotham came to […]