Bio for Noah Feldman
Feds Want to Spy on Tomorrow’s Technology
May 09, 2013 | 6 CommentsInvent a new communications technology recently? If so, beware: the U.S. government may require you to build it in a way that will enable federal agents to eavesdrop by court order. Otherwise, the New York Times’s Charlie Savage reports, you’ll end up paying a court-ordered fine.
Obama Can Close Guantanamo. Here’s How.
May 07, 2013 | 22 CommentsPresident Barack Obama’s renewed request to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, confirms what the detainees have already shown with their hunger strike: Permanent detention at the U.S. naval station isn’t viable as a matter of practicality or conscience.
Terrorism Comes to Cambridge
April 19, 2013 | No commentsMy experience of Blackhawk helicopters was restricted to Iraq -- until this morning, when I heard them flying low over the quiet, leafy Cambridge, Massachusetts, neighborhood where I’ve lived for most of my 42 years.
The Supreme Court Decides to See No Evil Abroad
April 17, 2013 | 7 CommentsCan U.S. courts sit in judgment of foreigners who commit genocide or torture against foreigners abroad? From 1980 until now, the answer was yes, provided the human-rights violator set foot on U.S. soil or had substantial American contacts. But the Supreme Court, in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, has all but closed the doors to international human-rights litigation in our courts. And in a perverse twist, it relied on principles of international law to do so.
China’s New Leader Follows Katy Perry’s Tune
April 01, 2013 | No commentsKaty Perry may have been banned from China’s music websites, but her “Teenage Dream” now has its Asian counterpart. Newly confirmed in office, President Xi Jinping, has chosen “Chinese Dream” as his signature phrase to describe the direction of his administration.