ABA House of Delegates on enemy combatants

[JURIST] The American Bar Association's House of Delegates meets Monday and Tuesday during the ABA midyear meeting in Seattle, Washington, to consider a wide range of policy recommendations from ABA Committees. Key recommendations pertain to the legal status of enemy combatants (watch a statement by ABA President Alfred P. Carleton, Jr.; review the ABA Task Force Report on Enemy Combatants [PDF text] and the response from the Department of Defense [PDF text]), the appointment and performance of defense counsel in death penalty cases, oversight of the government's use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, incorporation of domestic violence education in law school curricula, and "best practices" for legal information websites. Review the ABA press release and the full Preliminary Agenda [PDF].

 

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