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  • Top U.S. Scientific Misconduct Official Quits in Frustration With Bureaucracy

    03/13/2014 4:25:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    news.sciencemag.org ^ | 3-13-2014 | Jocelyn Kaiser
    The director of the U.S. government office that monitors scientific misconduct in biomedical research has resigned after 2 years out of frustration with the “remarkably dysfunctional” federal bureaucracy. David Wright, director of the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), writes in a scathing resignation letter obtained by ScienceInsider that the huge amount of time he spent trying to get things done made much of his time at ORI “the very worst job I have ever had.” ORI, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), monitors alleged research misconduct by researchers funded by the National Institutes of...
  • Rosa Brooks, Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy

    08/08/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 21 replies
    JessDuntno | Today | Various Sources
    Rosa Brooks serves as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy. In May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and then Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy. She is running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Brooks is known as a columnist (most recently with the LA Times) and at the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication. Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, is...
  • Is McCain Laying Out A False Choice That We Must Choose Either Obama's War Policy Or Isolationism?

    06/20/2011 4:17:56 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies
    6/20/2011 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    It seems as if that is the case, given that John McCain has chastised those GOP presidential candidates who wonder how Libya posed a threat to the U.S., how Obama has grounds for claiming that the U.S. isn't even at war with Libya or how he can claim - through Harold Koh and Jay Carney - that "the limited nature of this particular mission is not the kind of hostilities envisioned by the War Powers Resolution." Obama is claiming that since U.S. troops are supposedly at little risk in this particular mission and that we have no boots on the...
  • President Obama Rejected DOJ and DOD Advice, and Sided with Harold Koh, on War Powers Resolution

    06/18/2011 6:10:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Lawfare ^ | June 17, 2011 | Jack Goldsmith
    Charlie Savage has the amazing story that President Obama “rejected the views of top lawyers at the Pentagon and the Justice Department when he decided that he had the legal authority to continue American military participation in the air war in Libya without Congressional authorization.” The Acting head of the Office of Legal Counsel, Caroline Krass, and the General Counsel of the Department of Defense, Jeh Johnson, advised the President that military activities in Libya constituted “hostilities” under the War Powers Resolution and thus Section 5(b) of the WPR required him to terminate or scale back the mission after May...
  • Obama Is Trying To Redefine What Constitutes Warfare (US-Libya)

    06/18/2011 1:21:21 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    6/18/2011 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    ...With Harold Koh (legal advisor for the Department of State) and Jay Carney in tow - engaged in a game of semantics. Harold Koh recently said: "We are not saying the president can take the country into war on his own. We are not saying the War Powers Resolution is unconstitutional or should be scrapped or that we can refuse to consult Congress. We are saying the limited nature of this particular mission is not the kind of hostilities envisioned by the War Powers Resolution." Problem is, is that the WPA does not make any distinction between one kind of...
  • Will Harold Koh rap Obama's knuckles on multilateralism and bin Laden?

    05/04/2011 7:12:22 AM PDT · by Crush · 2 replies
    The US Report ^ | May 3, 2011 | Kay Day
    Who could forget leftwing furor over President George W. Bush’s prosecution of the War on Terror? From Code Pink to human rights wonks at the UN, Bush was assailed at every turn. There was a push to haul the US president before the International Court on issues like detainee interrogations, the prison at Guantanamo Bay and rendition. What a difference the Oval Office makes. Last time I looked, Gitmo was still intact. Furthermore, I'm betting if he'd been given a choice, as soon as he saw those Navy SEALs, Osama bin Laden would've screamed, "Rendition, please?" Now having rightfully dispatched...
  • Obama Team Is Divided on Tactics Against Terrorism

    03/29/2010 2:10:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies · 671+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 28, 2010 | Charlie Savage
    Senior lawyers in the Obama administration are deeply divided over some of the counterterrorism powers they inherited from former President George W. Bush, according to interviews and a review of legal briefs. The rift has been most pronounced between top lawyers in the State Department and the Pentagon, though it has also involved conflicts among career Justice Department lawyers and political appointees throughout the national security agencies. The discussions, which shaped classified court briefs filed this month, have centered on how broadly to define the types of terrorism suspects who may be detained without trials as wartime prisoners. The outcome...
  • Jim DeMint -What I Heard in Honduras

    10/09/2009 6:57:13 PM PDT · by opentalk · 173 replies · 9,175+ views
    WSJ ^ | October 10, 2009 | Jim DeMint
    After visiting Tegucigalpa last week and meeting with a cross section of leaders from Honduras's government, business community, and civil society, I can report there is no chaos there. There is, however, chaos to spare in the Obama administration's policy toward our poor and loyal allies in Honduras. In a day packed with meetings, we met only one person in Honduras who opposed Mr. Zelaya's ouster, who wishes his return, and who mystifyingly rejects the legitimacy of the November elections: U.S. Ambassador Hugo Llorens.
  • Jim DeMint's Report From Honduras-->Obama Is Wrong

    10/09/2009 5:46:20 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 8 replies · 772+ views
    WSJ/The Lid ^ | 10/9/09 | The Lid
    Soon after Former President Zelaya was deposed for trying to go around the countries constitution, the "Nobel Peace Prize winner" took a position against democracy, contra to the Honduras Constitution and on the wrong side of history. “America supports now the restoration of the democratically-elected President of Honduras, even though he has strongly opposed American policies,” the president told graduate students at the commencement ceremony of Moscow’s New Economic School. “We do so not because we agree with him. We do so because we respect the universal principle that people should choose their own leaders, whether they are leaders we...
  • Eric Holder’s Hidden Agenda: The investigation isn’t about torture, but about transnationalism.

    08/29/2009 6:40:55 PM PDT · by thouworm · 55 replies · 1,691+ views
    Nice Deb; NRO ^ | 08-28-2009 | Andrew McCarthy
    "I believe the explanation lies in the Obama administration’s fondness for transnationalism, a doctrine of post-sovereign globalism in which America is seen as owing its principal allegiance to the international legal order rather than to our own Constitution and national interests. "Recall that the president chose to install former Yale Law School dean Harold Koh as his State Department’s legal adviser. Koh is the country’s leading proponent of transnationalism. He is now a major player in the administration’s deliberations over international law and cooperation. Naturally, membership in the International Criminal Court, which the United States has resisted joining, is high...
  • Lies from Lamar (Alexander, RINO-TN)

    07/03/2009 10:21:35 AM PDT · by MainFrame65 · 8 replies · 656+ views
    GOA Email alert message | 06/26/2009 | Gun Owners of America
    I am posting this week-old message from GOA because I called Alexander's office yesterday. I called to review the interminable list of frightening bills being considered by the Senate, and added that I was VERY disappointed with Alexander's votes on the "porkulus" bill AND the confirmation of Harold Koh. The staffer immediately offered EXACTLY the PREVARICATION described below. Unfortunately, I fell for it then - UNTIL I recalled this message, and was able to find it. Now I will call back Monday to let them know that trust is hard won, and easily lost. ************************************** Eight Republicans Help Confirm a...
  • Enough of the Fluff already! Give me the real News.

    06/28/2009 3:23:12 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies · 527+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | June 27, 2009 | Belinda Kasmiersky
    was saddened to hear that both Farah Fawcett and Michael Jackson died, but I am extremely maddened by the amount of coverage that MSM and even our "reliable" conservative networks are giving to them in light of the serious events which transpired this week. One of the most serious events was the fact that Harold Koh was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday June 24th as the State Department's Legal Advisor. His transnationalist views promote blending international and domestic law. Indeed, this is particularly scary knowing that he believes traditional sovereignty is obsolete. What are all those people thinking in...
  • Eight Republicans Help Confirm a Hard-Core Gun Banner

    06/26/2009 10:23:59 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 50 replies · 2,762+ views
    AmmoLand.com ^ | June 26, 2009 | GOA
    Washington, DC - -(AmmoLand.com)- Imagine that. The Senate confirmed this week, by a vote of 62-35, a gun banner who stays up at night thinking of ways to impose more gun control upon American citizens. Harold Koh is that gun grabber, and he was confirmed yesterday to be the Legal Adviser at the State Department. On Wednesday, Senate Republicans attempted to kill the Koh nomination with a filibuster — until eight of them crossed the aisle to help Democrats confirm Koh. The back-stabbing Senators are: Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Susan Collins (R-ME) Judd Gregg (R-NH) Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Richard Lugar (R-IN)...
  • Obama's pro-sharia Legal Advisor Confirmed

    06/26/2009 1:30:00 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 29 replies · 835+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | June 26Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    This is an update to the "Obama's Top Legal Pick Supports Sharia" article. One world government, here we come. Harold Koh Confirmed After Long GOP Delay 06-25-09 Yale Law School Dean Harold Koh was confirmed as the State Department Legal Advisor in a roll call vote, 62-35.
  • Vote Coming to Confirm Anti-gun Radical - "Guns Kill Civil Society," says State Department Nominee

    06/24/2009 7:55:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 69 replies · 1,836+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | June 23, 2009 | NA
    Vote Coming to Confirm Anti-gun Radical -- "Guns Kill Civil Society," says State Department Nominee Tuesday, June 23, 2009 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled a Wednesday vote on a State Department nominee who supports gun control on a global scale. While advocates of the Second Amendment have come to expect that appointees of President Barack Obama would be hostile to the rights of gun owners, the president's nominee for legal advisor to the State Department reaches a whole new level of anti-gun extremism. Harold Hongju Koh, who served at the State Department under the Clinton administration, is a...
  • The Pursuit of John Yoo (0's War on Terror Vendetta)

    06/24/2009 3:05:39 PM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies · 317+ views
    WSJ ^ | 6/24/2009 | The Editors
    Here's a political thought experiment: Imagine that terrorists stage an attack on U.S. soil in the next four years. In the recriminations afterward, Administration officials are sued by families of the victims for having advised in legal memos that Guantanamo be closed and that interrogations of al Qaeda detainees be limited. Should those officials be personally liable for the advice they gave President Obama? We'd say no, but that's exactly the kind of lawsuit that the political left, including State Department nominee Harold Koh, has encouraged against Bush Administration officials. This month a federal judge in San Francisco ruled that...
  • State Dept. Nominee Harold Koh is an Anti-Gun Radical

    06/24/2009 5:04:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies · 380+ views
    GOA ^ | GOA
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled a Wednesday vote on a State Department nominee who supports gun control on a global scale. While advocates of the Second Amendment have come to expect that appointees of President Barack Obama would be hostile to the rights of gun owners, the president's nominee for legal advisor to the State Department reaches a whole new level of anti-gun extremism. Harold Hongju Koh, who served at the State Department under the Clinton administration, is a self-described "trans-nationalist" who believes that our laws -- and our Constitution -- should be brought into conformity with international...
  • Libertarians recommend Senate defeat Koh nomination

    06/23/2009 4:19:43 PM PDT · by VirginiaConstitutionalist · 20 replies · 682+ views
    The Libertarian Party ^ | 6/23/09 | Donny Ferguson
    Libertarians recommend Senate defeat Koh nominationObama nominee to negotiate treaties says U.S. must adopt "global gun control" WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party Tuesday recommended the Senate defeat the nomination of Harold Koh to be State Department legal adviser, citing a history of opposition to gun rights and national sovereignty. “The State Department legal adviser is supposed to protect our national sovereignty in treaty negotiations and negotiate pacts that uphold the Constitution and protect Americans’ rights. Under no circumstances should the Senate confirm someone who believes the Constitution should give way to what he calls ‘the global rules,’” said Donny...
  • A World Drowning in Guns (written by Obama's nominee, Harold Koh)

    06/23/2009 12:58:50 PM PDT · by palmer · 75 replies · 3,058+ views
    Fordham Law Review ^ | May 2003 | Harold Hongju Koh
    I come to New York to talk about a familiar subject: gun control. But let me warn you: this may be a different kind of gun control lecture than you have heard before. It will not be about gun control in the streets of Manhattan or Columbine, or the Brady Bill, or gun registration, or even the Second Amendment, at least not until the lecture's end.... [guns are evil blah blah blah] What should we do about it? We have knowledge, we have networks, we have an emerging horizontal process to generate norms. We now need those emerging norms to...
  • Obama Appointee Could Place Int'l Law Over Constitution

    05/22/2009 9:55:35 AM PDT · by pissant · 22 replies · 908+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 5/21/09 | Ken Timmerman
    Conservative leaders are set to oppose President Barack Obama’s State Department nomination of Harold Koh, an outspoken advocate for allowing international law to trump U.S. interests. The secretary of state legal counselor position would give Koh power to negotiate new international treaties that could dramatically change the way Americans live. The treaties that Koh will be instrumental in shaping could include ultra-liberal abortion laws nation-wide and prosecution of U.S. military personnel and former U.S. government officials in foreign courts for “crimes” committed while they were serving their government. Moreover, he could change the way the U.S. builds automobiles, outlaw private...
  • Obama Nominee Advocates Global Gun Control

    05/16/2009 11:56:28 AM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 165 replies · 3,979+ views
    Human Events ^ | May, '09
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Harold Koh to be Legal Advisor to the State Department. One of the many concerns with Koh is his belief that international organizations should be empowered to regulate the Second Amendment right to own a firearm. In 2002, Koh gave a speech titled "A World Drowning in Guns" in which he mapped out his vision of global gun control. He supports the idea that the U.N. should be granted the power "to standardize national laws and procedures with regional organizations" and advocated a U.N.-governed regime to force the...
  • True Faith and Allegiance (Oliver North)

    05/14/2009 9:08:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies · 580+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2009 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON -- It is said that there are two kinds of lawyers: those who know the law and those who know the judge. And then there is Harold Koh, the man who is likely to be the next legal adviser to the State Department. Koh most recently served as dean of the Yale Law School and before that as assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor in the Clinton administration. He is a prolific author and a legal activist of the left. Earlier this week, his nomination to be Foggy Bottom's barrister was approved by the Senate...
  • Koh’s Goal for the Legal Trade in Arms: Ban It

    05/12/2009 11:44:15 AM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 1,386+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | May 11th, 2009 | Theodore Bromund
    Harold Koh, the nominee for Legal Adviser to the State Department, supports “the global regulation of small arms” and a “global gun control regime.” And he believes it is “needlessly provocative” for any U.S. representative to refer to the right to bear arms when speaking to a foreign audience: the very mention of the Second Amendment, apparently, is offensive. That has very serious implications for domestic policy, but what does Koh want to do with the legal, international arms trade? The answer is simple: he wants to ban it. In 2002, Koh spoke on the subject at Fordham Law School....
  • Obama's Latest Radical at the Defense Department

    05/12/2009 2:53:35 AM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 740+ views
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com ^ | Tuesday, May 12, 2009 | By: John Perazzo
    On April 9th, op-ed columnist and Georgetown University law professor Rosa Brooks penned her final piece for the Los Angeles Times, the newspaper for which she had written on a regular basis since 2005. Her gig at the Times served as a nice steppingstone to a bigger and better professional frontier, namely her recent appointment by President Barack Obama to be an advisor to Michelle Fluornoy, the U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy. “At this moment in history,” Brooks gushes, “I can’t imagine anything more rewarding than being part of the new team that’s shaping U.S. policy.” Brooks’ credentials as...
  • Conservative Leaders Come Out Against Harold Koh

    05/06/2009 5:40:05 AM PDT · by libstripper · 2 replies · 266+ views
    The Aemrican Spectator ^ | May 5, 2009 | The American Spectator
    A group of leading conservatives released the following statement opposing the State Department nomination of Harold Koh: Obama Chooses Radical Transnational Ideology Over US Interests With Koh State Department Nomination President Obama’s nomination of left-wing academic Harold Koh to be the top lawyer at the State Department represents a choice based on ideology instead of national interest. Koh is a terrible pick for this important position. Koh is a radical transnationalist who, based on his writings and statements, aims to use international and foreign law to deprive Americans of our rights as American citizens.
  • Legal Advisor Nominee Advocates Global Gun Control

    05/04/2009 5:35:45 AM PDT · by kellynla · 24 replies · 1,283+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 05/04/2009 | Brian Darling
    Last week, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Harold Koh, a former Dean of the Yale Law School, to be Legal Advisor to the State Department. One of the many concerns with Koh is his belief that international organizations should be empowered to regulate the Second Amendment right to own a firearm. On April 2, 2002, Koh gave a speech to the Fordham University School of Law titled “A World Drowning in Guns” where he mapped out his vision of global gun control. Koh advocated an international “marking and tracing regime.” He complained that...
  • OBAMA'S MOST PERILOUS LEGAL PICK ( Harold Koh )

    05/03/2009 2:15:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies · 833+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | March 30, 2009 | MEGHAN CLYNE
    JUDGES should interpret the Constitution according to other nations' legal "norms." Sharia law could apply to disputes in US courts. The United States constitutes an "axis of disobedience" along with North Korea and Saddam-era Iraq. Those are the views of the man on track to become one of the US government's top lawyers: Harold Koh. President Obama has nominated Koh -- until last week the dean of Yale Law School -- to be the State Department's legal adviser. Koh. He's a fan of "transnational legal process," arguing that the distinctions between US and international law should vanish. If Canada, the...
  • GAFFNEY: The questionable Mr. Koh. A transnationalist cannot 'uphold' the Constitution

    04/28/2009 3:24:32 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 660+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2009 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    This afternoon, members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will have an opportunity to demonstrate why the Framers gave the Senate the constitutional power to confirm presidential appointees. If they fail to exercise that power vigorously with respect to the nomination of Harold Koh to be the top State Department lawyer, they will not only have been derelict. They will be accomplices to an assault on our Constitution that ultimately will result in an unprecedented, and likely permanent, derogation of the Senate's vital role and responsibilities. After all, Mr. Koh is one of the nation's most prominent - and aggressive...
  • Obama nominee touches a nerve in conservatives (Koh)

    04/21/2009 9:38:10 PM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 1 replies · 346+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Apr 21, 2009 | Joseph Williams
    WASHINGTON - Harold Hongju Koh, the Boston-born dean of Yale Law School, has spent part of his academic career analyzing the ways international law can influence a country's domestic laws. Koh casts himself as a pure academic, studying how international norms seep into domestic legal opinions. But during the Bush administration, he was among the many academics who criticized the president for failing to uphold the Geneva Conventions and other treaties. SNIP ....[O]pposition is growing among conservative thinkers, right-wing blogs, and some Republican lawmakers. They suggest that if Koh becomes the chief legal adviser to American diplomats, he would give...
  • The Pain in Spain Falls Mainly from Koh's Brain

    04/19/2009 4:39:26 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 317+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 19, 2009 | Jan LaRue
    The pain of facing criminal prosecution in Spain has ended for six senior Bush administration officials who allegedly provided "legal cover for the torture of terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay," according to The Washington Post. What remains of greater concern for all Americans is the core legal philosophy behind the prosecution and Harold Hongju Koh, President Barack Obama's nominee to be legal advisor to the U.S. Department of State. No. 1: On January 22, Obama signed an executive order to close the U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He has repeatedly accused or implied that the Bush administration...
  • Starr Backs Koh For State Department

    04/14/2009 12:09:08 PM PDT · by steve-b · 20 replies · 550+ views
    Yale Daily News ^ | 4/13/09 | Derek Tam
    As conservatives continued to attack outgoing Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh’s nomination to the Department of State last week, an endorsement came from the unlikeliest of people. In a speech at Yale Law School on Thursday, conservative icon Kenneth Starr announced his support for Koh before an audience of about 95 students and professors, two people in attendance said. The endorsement from Starr — whose report on the Monica Lewinsky scandal paved the way for the impeachment of President Bill Clinton LAW ’73 — comes as right-wing critics continue to allege that Koh will place international statutes above...
  • Harold Koh’s Transnationalism—Customary International Law

    04/07/2009 2:00:48 PM PDT · by keep your powder dry · 2 replies · 314+ views
    One of the newest members of the Team Obama favors international laws that supercede the Constitution- Koh also advocates a "transnational legal process" and has criticized the U.S. for its failure to "obey global norms." http://bench.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NjRmY2MwOTE1ZjBlYzZmMzJkM2NmNWY3YzBlMzU1MWU= ...possibly allowing US citizens to be tried in foreign courts. http://jonathanturley.org/2009/03/30/spanish-court-orders-investigation-in-bush-aides-for-war-crimes-at-guantanamo-bay/
  • Harold Koh’s Transnationalism—What “Transnationalism” Is

    04/07/2009 4:32:38 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 386+ views
    NRO ^ | April 06, 2009 | Ed Whelan
    What is “transnationalism” generally? Well, let’s start by considering how two academics—one a critic of transnationalism, the other an ardent proponent—have described it. Our first academic contrasts a “nationalist jurisprudence” with a “transnationalist jurisprudence.” A nationalist jurisprudence “is characterized by commitments to territoriality, extreme deference to national executive power and political institutions, and resistance to comity or international law as meaningful constraints on national prerogatives.” A nationalist jurisprudence “largely refuses to look beyond U.S. national interests when assessing the legality of extraterritorial action,” has “largely rejected international comity as a reason unilaterally to restrain the scope of U.S. regulation,” and...
  • Beck Talks with Jay Sekulow About Harold Koh - Nominee for Top State Dept. Legal Post - Video 4/2/09

    04/03/2009 7:00:39 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 3 replies · 290+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 3, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a discussion between Glenn Beck and Attorney Jay Sekulow yesterday, about Harold Koh - Dean of the Yale School of Law, who has been nominated to become the chief legal counsel at the State Department. Koh is a self-proclaimed "transnationalist," which means he believes international law should trump U.S. Constitutional Law where there is a variance. Sekulow describes the danger of such an approach. Below are are Koh's own words . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • State Department Nominee Problematic

    04/02/2009 1:42:42 PM PDT · by Miami Vice · 2 replies · 361+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | April 2, 2009 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    From the reporter who broke the NY Times spiked Obama ACORN information story. Despite the fact that Bill O'Reilly is trying to act like he did. ( Even after Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and Fox News Channel cited Tremoglie and The Bulletin as the source. What a schmuck.) Harold Koh, Obama's State Department Legal nominee once global governance. Do we really need him in the State Department? http://www.thebulletin.us/articles/2009/04/02/top_stories/doc49d4956171b73331437363.txt
  • The Crackpot Mentor of State Department Nominee

    04/01/2009 9:22:01 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies · 607+ views
    aim.org ^ | April 1, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    With the nomination of Harold Hongju Koh, the Dean of Yale Law School, as the Legal Adviser for the State Department, President Barack Obama is putting a world government team in place under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The other key appointment was Anne-Marie Slaughter, the dean of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, as Director of Policy Planning at State. Slaughter wrote the 2004 book, A New World Order, and believes in an international system dominated by the U.N. and other global institutions and networks. Some conservatives in the media have been pointing out that...
  • OBAMA'S MOST PERILOUS LEGAL PICK (Obama will choose a Muslim)

    04/01/2009 1:37:30 PM PDT · by Paige · 16 replies · 1,080+ views
    New York Post ^ | 03/31/2009 | Meghan Clyne
    JUDGES should interpret the Constitution according to other nations' legal "norms." Sharia law could apply to disputes in US courts. The United States constitutes an "axis of disobedience" along with North Korea and Saddam-era Iraq. Those are the views of the man on track to become one of the US government's top lawyers: Harold Koh. Obama has nominated Koh -- until last week the dean of Yale Law School -- to be the State Department's legal adviser. In that job, Koh would forge a wide range of international agreements on issues from trade to arms control, and help represent our...
  • Who Is Harold Koh?

    04/01/2009 6:25:35 AM PDT · by AJMCQ · 15 replies · 721+ views
    Law: President Obama's nominee for State Department legal adviser could be a future Supreme Court pick. He believes U.S. law should be based on foreign precedent, and even Shariah law could find a home here. We have commented many times on the opinion of a number of U.S. Supreme Court justices that American jurists should include foreign law and precedent in their decisions. In several prominent cases, this has already happened. In a speech in South Africa, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called the March 2005 Roper v. Simmons decision, in which a 5-4 majority ruled against executing murderers who were...
  • Who Is Harold Koh?

    03/31/2009 5:49:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 1,819+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 31, 2009
    Law: President Obama's nominee for State Department legal adviser could be a future Supreme Court pick. He believes U.S. law should be based on foreign precedent, and even Shariah law could find a home here.We have commented many times on the opinion of a number of U.S. Supreme Court justices that American jurists should include foreign law and precedent in their decisions. In several prominent cases, this has already happened. In a speech in South Africa, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called the March 2005 Roper v. Simmons decision, in which a 5-4 majority ruled against executing murderers who were 17...
  • Koh, No? Critics Decry Obama Nominee for State Department Legal Adviser

    03/31/2009 3:50:49 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 15 replies · 1,367+ views
    FOX News ^ | March 31, 2009
    Harold Koh, President Obama's pick to become one of the State Department's top lawyers, has ignited fury among critics who say his legal views are a threat to American democracy. March 31, 2009 President Obama's nominee to be the State Department's legal adviser has ignited a fury among conservative critics who say his views are a threat to American democracy -- an accusation the White House on Tuesday called "outrageous" and "completely baseless." Former Clinton administration official Harold Koh, who has been dean of the Yale Law School since 2004, once wrote that the U.S. was part of an "axis...
  • Obama's Most Perilous Legal Pick

    03/31/2009 1:57:21 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 2 replies · 312+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 30, 2009 | Mehgan Clyne
    JUDGES should interpret the Constitution according to other nations' legal "norms." Sharia law could apply to disputes in US courts. The United States constitutes an "axis of disobedience" along with North Korea and Saddam-era Iraq. Those are the views of the man on track to become one of the US government's top lawyers: Harold Koh. President Obama has nominated Koh -- until last week the dean of Yale Law School -- to be the State Department's legal adviser. In that job, Koh would forge a wide range of international agreements on issues from trade to arms control, and help represent...
  • GAFFNEY: Looming specter of transnationalism

    03/31/2009 3:01:22 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 564+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 31, 2009 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    What is wrong with this picture? We learned this weekend that a Spanish judge, Baltasar Garzon, is preparing to prosecute six Americans who worked as senior legal and policy advisers to former President George W. Bush - including former Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and Undersecretary of Defense Douglas J. Feith. The purported crime? The opinions they provided Mr. Bush supported the use of torture against enemy combatants. Most Americans would find this assertion of what has come to be called “transnational law” to be troubling on several grounds. Its application is an affront to due process and the rule...
  • Obama nominee sees no "reason why sharia law would not be applied to govern a case ..."

    03/30/2009 11:09:15 PM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies · 3,674+ views
    Obama nominee sees no "reason why sharia law would not be applied to govern a case in the United States" SNIPPET: "Koh has called America's focus on the War on Terror "obsessive." In 2004, he listed countries that flagrantly disregard international law -- "most prominently, North Korea, Iraq, and our own country, the United States of America," which he branded "the axis of disobedience.[...] Even though he's up for a State Department job, Koh is a key test case in the "judicial wars.""
  • Another Day, Another Scary Nomination

    03/30/2009 4:25:54 PM PDT · by lancer256 · 5 replies · 637+ views
    davidlimbaugh.com ^ | 03/30/09 | david limbaugh
    As usual, President Barack Obama is multi-tasking the dismantling of the American system on so many fronts that not all of the outrages can be properly monitored. So while you should be mortified by his dictatorial power grab with General Motors, please don't miss his recent nomination of former Yale Law School Dean Harold Koh as legal adviser for the State Department. In his new position, Koh not only would represent the United States before international bodies, such as the U.N. and the International Court of Justice, but also would influence the degree to which laws of other countries should...
  • OBAMA'S MOST PERILOUS LEGAL PICK

    03/30/2009 1:00:01 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 17 replies · 1,465+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 30, 2009 | MEGHAN CLYNE
    JUDGES should interpret the Constitution according to other nations' legal "norms." Sharia law could apply to disputes in US courts. The United States constitutes an "axis of disobedience" along with North Korea and Saddam-era Iraq. Those are the views of the man on track to become one of the US government's top lawyers: Harold Koh.
  • OBAMA'S MOST PERILOUS LEGAL PICKr

    03/30/2009 7:31:33 AM PDT · by Free America52 · 8 replies · 596+ views
    NY Post ^ | 03/30/2009 | Free America
    JUDGES should interpret the Constitution according to other nations' legal "norms." Sharia law could apply to disputes in US courts. The United States constitutes an "axis of disobedience" along with North Korea and Saddam-era Iraq. Those are the views of the man on track to become one of the US government's top lawyers: Harold Koh.
  • OBAMA'S MOST PERILOUS LEGAL PICK

    03/30/2009 5:10:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies · 941+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 30, 2009 | Meghan Clyne
    JUDGES should interpret the Constitution according to other nations' legal "norms." Sharia law could apply to disputes in US courts. The United States constitutes an "axis of disobedience" along with North Korea and Saddam-era Iraq. Those are the views of the man on track to become one of the US government's top lawyers: Harold Koh. President Obama has nominated Koh -- until last week the dean of Yale Law School -- to be the State Department's legal adviser. In that job, Koh would forge a wide range of international agreements on issues from trade to arms control, and help represent...
  • Possible Barack Obama Supreme Court Nominee Harold Koh Backs Abortion

    11/07/2008 9:16:45 AM PST · by gpapa · 16 replies · 1,230+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | November 7, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- When the time comes for Barack Obama to make his first selection for the Supreme Court, Harold Hongju Koh, the dean of Yale Law School, is one of the people on his short list. A Koh nomination would be a severe blow to the pro-life movement as he would assuredly vote to uphold Roe v. Wade. During the campaign, so-called pro-life Catholic attorney Douglas Kmiec said Obama would want pro-abortion judges in the mold of Stephen Breyer and David Souter and mentioned Koh as a possible nominee. But Piero A. Tozzi, of the Catholic Family and...
  • Possible Obama Supreme Court Nominee Koh Backs Abortion

    11/07/2008 9:12:20 AM PST · by julieee · 17 replies · 1,069+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | November 7, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- When the time comes for Barack Obama to make his first selection for the Supreme Court, Harold Hongju Koh, the dean of Yale Law School, is one of the people on his short list. A Koh nomination would be a severe blow to the pro-life movement as he would assuredly vote to uphold Roe v. Wade.
  • HARRY FLAPS HIS TRAP -- Nevada Senator Has Long Media Suppression Record

    12/01/2005 1:02:26 PM PST · by chuckpez · 303+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | December 1st, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    Whenever US Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) turns up in the middle of yet another mouthing-off controversy, the Radio Equalizer feels the need to bring Americans up to speed on Reid's Nevada record. For those of us who knew Reid when he was a relatively obscure senator from the Silver State, his careless leak during a television interview is especially ironic, considering our ugly past run-ins. How unpleasant? In 1998, Sen. Reid told the Las Vegas Review-Journal he was "very happy" I'd left the state. Think of it as a reverse-Welcome Wagon effect. In Nevada, Harry Reid has a...