A World Without Torture

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This lecture is based on testimony delivered on January 7, 2005 before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the nomination of the Honorable Alberto R. Gonzales as Attorney General of the United States, as well as remarks given at the Association of the Bar of the...

Remembering Oscar Schachter

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This tribute was delivered at A Memorial Celebration of Oscar Schachter’s Life, on January 21, 2004, at Columbia Law School, and was mistakenly omitted from the Tributes published in 42 COLUM. J. TRANSNAT’L L. 619 (2004).  The Editors of the Journal...

Dred Scott and International Law

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As we ponder the contemporary debate about the proper use of international and foreign law in interpreting U.S. constitutional law, it might be well to remember that in 1857, the Supreme Court, in its most infamous judgment, Dred Scott v. Sandford, was already...