constitutionally authorized genocide?
marty.lederman at comcast.net
Fri Jun 2 13:04:20 PDT 2006
I should add, in case it was not clear, that this "logic" -- that the President could order genocide, or use of nuclear weapons, or torture, in order to defeat the enemy -- does not, in my view, mean that the C-i-C argument is wrong. Radical, yes, and ultimately misguided, IMHO, but not wrong because of such implications.
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From: "Andrew Koppelman" <akoppelman at law.northwestern.edu>
To: "Scott Gerber" <s-gerber at onu.edu>
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Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 3:56 PM
Subject: Re: constitutionally authorized genocide?
> It's not a slippery slope argument. It's a legal question about the logic
> of the position. Is it or is it not the case that, under the
> administration's argument, genocide would be authorized? I am not claiming
> that Bush would commit genocide.
> At 02:02 PM 6/2/2006, Scott Gerber wrote:
>>Perhaps you are making a slippery slope argument? (I think Eugene V
>>would have much to say on this point, in light of his Harvard Law
>>Review piece.) Or perhaps you aren't missing anything? (I think Sandy
>>L could speak to this point, as a number of his posts in recent months
>>concern the president's alleged authoritarian tendencies.)
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