This discussion took place at the August 1996 annual meeting of the American Bar Association and was organized and moderated by Ronald J. Tabak, Special Counsel with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and Chair of the Death Penalty Committee of the A.B.A. Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities. Mr. Tabak and the participants have updated their comments to reflect recent developments in the law, including the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Lindh v. Murphy, 1997 U.S. Lexis 3998 (June 23, 1997).
Explores the vocabulary used in the war on terror and how it reflects the indecision of the executive branch on what to call terrorism suspects.
Reviews pre and post 9/11 terrorism legislation and tensions between the three branches of government in grappling with threats to national security.
The consequences of a guilty plea or conviction in New York for immigrants are unforgiving and severe
Application of the international terrorism-based Preemption Doctrine to domestic violence, arguing that battered women should be able to act in anticipatory self-defense.