Sales Speaks at National Security Conference

Professor Nathan A. Sales spoke at a national security and law symposium sponsored by the Federalist Society on April 5 in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the conference was to provide updates on law and policy issues related to America's national security, and its keynote address was given by former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff. Also discussed at the conference were cybersecurity and the limits of detention, interrogation, and trying of terrorist suspects.

Sales participated in a panel entitled, "Detention, Interrogation and Trial of Terrorist Suspects - 10 Years Later" in which panelists analyzed U.S. policy and practice on the issues of legal ambiguities and application of laws dealing with al Qaeda members alleged to have committed war crimes. Joining Sales for the panel discussion were Charles D. "Cully" Stimson (Mason Law ’92), former Deputy Assistant U.S. Secretary of Defense (Detainee Affairs) and Senior Legal Fellow, Heritage Foundation; Professor Stephen I. Vladeck, American University Washington College of Law; and Benjamin Wittes, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution. Professor Glenn M. Sulmasy of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy served as moderator for the event.

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