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Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law



Oxford University Press Series: Ethics, National Security, and the Rule of Law 

Interrogation and Torture

Sovereignty and the New
Executive Authority 

Weighing Lives in War


Cyber War

Targeted Killings

Book Review


Annual Reports


CERL Annual Report
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CERL Annual Report
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CERL Annual Report
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CERL Annual Report

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CERL Annual Report
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CERL Biennial Report

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CERL Papers

The FBI’s FISA Process Is Broken, But It Won’t Be Fixed
by Legislative Manipulation of the FISA Statute

April 30, 2020

The “Reforming” Begins: An Analysis of Whether the Safeguarding Americans’ Private Records Act of 2020 Improves FISA

March 11, 2020

Why Outer Space Matters
for National and International Security

January 8, 2020


Congress Should Defund Hostilities in Yemen

April 29, 2019


The Ethics of Interrogation
and the Rule of Law

April 23, 2018

Considerations for a New Authorization
for the Use of Military Force

April 20, 2018

Turkey’s Eastern Pivot: A Challenge for
NATO and a Threat to US National Security

January 19, 2018

The Intersection of Opioid Overuse and
Veteran Mental Health Challenges

January 13, 2017

CERL Conference Reports

 Autocrats’ Tech Assault
and Democracy’s Response

The Weaponization of Outer Space: 
Ethical and Legal Boundaries
November 21-22, 2019 April 6-7, 2018 


Amicus Briefs



Trump v. Vance
filed March 4, 2020

Edgar v. Coats
filed July 23, 2019