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Tag Archives: Legal Commentary

Jack L.B. Gohn – Missing from the Awlaki memo: Almost everything that really matters

In a development that surprised many, the Second Circuit recently overturned the ruling of Judge Colleen McMahon of the Southern District of New York blocking the release of the July 16, 2010 Office of Legal Counsel memo that blessed the 2011 CIA drone operation that cost Anwar al Awlaki his life.

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Jack L. B. Gohn: Vital and inevitable – The decay of client confidentiality

Despite the old rhyme about Lizzie Borden (of Fall River, Massachusetts) taking an axe and giving her father forty whacks, Ms. Borden was acquitted of her parents’ murders. Her lead lawyer, George Dexter Robinson, former governor of Massachusetts, began his representation, on October 4, 1892, by conducting a three-hour, one-on-one interview with Ms. Borden in the Taunton jail.

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