[Tigran Edlred passes along this news.]
For those with a continuing interest in the OLC torture memos (which have been discussed extensively on LEF), you might be interested in a recent symposium hosted by the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement at New England Law|Boston. Taking a unique approach to the issue, the Journal’s symposium focuses on a powerful new play about US detention policy at Guantanamo Bay by Michael Meltsner, the former dean of Northeastern Law School, entitled “In Our Name.”
As part of the symposium, which included a performance of the play and a panel discussion by legal experts, the Journal has published a series of scholarly essays, which can be accessed here (http://www.nesl.edu/students/NEJCCCFall12PlayPaperSymposium.cfm). Authors include LEF’s own Brad Wendel, whose essay “Virtue and Vice in Legal Advising” describes how “In Our Name” illuminates the real world impact of OLC’s legal advice. Other authors include Stephen Oleskey, who was co-lead counsel in Boumediene v. Bush, 553 U.S. 723 (2008); Professor at New England Law|Boston and former JAG prosecutor Victor Hansen; Dean Emeritius of New Hampshire Law School John Hutson; and Assistant Professor of Human Rights Law at Seton Hall University Elizabeth Wilson. For anyone who wants additional information about the symposium, contact Tigran Eldred.