JSP Scope

Thursday, January 17, 2008

JSP Student Ariel Meyerstein Publishes "Law and Lawyers as Enemy Combatants"

Meyerstein's article began as a paper in a JSP orientation seminar. In his forward to the 20th anniversary issue of the University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy, where Meyerstein's article appears UC Irvine Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky says this of the article:

[T]he Court has had to begin considering constitutional rights in the context of the war on terrorism. There have been only a few cases so far--Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, Rasul v. Bush, Hamdan v. Rumsfeld-- but no area of law has been more important since September 11. Ariel Meyerstein's magnificent article situates these cases in cultural rhetoric about the critical role of lawyers and the legal system and should be a “must read” for judges dealing with these issues.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Simon Speaks French? C'est What?

Associate Dean Simon talks about his recent book, Governing through Crime: How the War on Crime Transformed American Democracy and Created a Culture of Fear, on the French website, la vie des idees.fr with Sorbonne Political Scientist Sophie Body-Gendrot. The interview, posted here, is in translation (Simon remains sadly monolingual)