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Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act Post 9-11   June 25, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva   The point of demarcation between speech, whistleblowing and espionage has in some instances the aspects of a razor’s edge.  Edward Snowden’s criminal complaint under the Espionage Act was unsealed last Friday.  The Espionage Act has […]

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 […]

  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) […]

A Tale of Two Classes of Defendant and Lanny Breuer By R Tamara de Silva January 28, 2013   “swaying power such as has never in the world’s history been trusted in the hands of mere private citizens,…after having created a system of quiet but irresistible corruption-will ultimately succeed in directing government itself.  Under the […]

Bob Costas’ NFL Gun Speech Deconstructed   December 3, 2012 By R. Tamara de Silva “This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilised nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!”       […]

Federal Judge in Health Care Case Orders Executive Branch to Explain Speech By R Tamara de Silva April 4, 2012 It not typical in the course of oral arguments for a Federal Judge to assign the Department of Justice and the Attorney General a homework assignment. Yesterday, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit […]

In Defense of Private Capital and Capitalism By R. Tamara de Silva January 14, 2012 Is Mitt Romney guilty of capitalism? His opponents in the race for presidential nominee of the Republican Party have converged in their rhetoric and ideology with the Democratic Party and President Obama to decry that Romney’s actions at Bain Capital […]

Insider Trading Charges Against Goldman’s Rajat Gupta By R Tamara de Silva October 26, 2011 Yesterday Rajat K. Gupta, a Senior Partner Emeritus and Managing Director of McKinsey & Co. and Board Member of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., was indicted on criminal charges of insider trading.[ 1] Mr. Gupta is alleged to have provided Raj […]

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 […]

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