Lawfare: Historical and Semiotic Origins of “Lawfare” (Panel 1)

September 10, 2010
War Crimes Research Symposium
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Moderator:
Prof. Tawia Ansah, Visiting Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Speakers:
Prof. Wouter Werner, VU University, Amsterdam
Prof. Susan Tiefenbrun, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Summary:
Traditionally “Lawfare” was defined as “a strategy of using—or misusing—law as a substitute for traditional military means to achieve an operational objective.” But lately, commentators and governments have applied the concept to International Criminal Tribunals, the defense counsel’s tactics challenging the detention of al Qaeda suspects in Guantanamo Bay, and as indicated in the quote above to the controversial Goldstone Commission Report. This symposium and Experts Meeting, featuring two-dozen leading academics, practitioners, and former government officials from all sides of the political spectrum, will examine the usefulness and appropriate application of the “Lawfare” concept.

Duration : 0:34:4

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Cold Case Files 009 Part 1

TERROR IN TELLURIDE ; SIGNATURE OF A KILLER

A tipster’s phone call helps solve the murder of the heir to the U-Haul company fortune, and a grisly murder case is solved two decades later with the use of new fingerprint technology.

Duration : 0:8:45

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Star Tamil Actor Prashant’s Tryst with Legal Terrorism-Part4

Latest news: Police has given a clean chit to Actor Prashant: http://ipc498a.wordpress.com/2008/06/07/investigative-excellence-the-closing-of-the-498a-case-against-actor-prashant

Earlier he gave this exclusive interview for www.siftimes.com, the flagship media venture of Save Indian Family(http://www.saveindianfamily.org)- a Network of NGOs fighting against Legal Terrorism, like the one Prashant was made a victim of.

Many of you may remember and must be keeping track of Actor Prashant’s tryst with 498a and family terrorists. He is of the “Jeans” film fame(of which Aishwarya was the Heroine, beautiful and HIT songs in this film in which Prashant acted double role).

Prashant was falsely accused/cornered in a false complaint of cruelty and harassment, by his wife. This wife was later found to be married (in 1998) before her marriage with Prashant(in 2005), moreover she had not got a Divorce from this previous marriage.

See detailed news at www.siftimes.com (http://siftimes.com/article/bnews/370
, http://siftimes.com/article/bnews/183/ & http://498a.wordpress.com/2007/06/04/tamil-movie-star-prashanth%e2%80%99s-tryst-with-legal-terrorism/ )

Duration : 0:8:13

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Cold Case Files 012 Part 1

MURDER ILLUSTRATED ; BLOOD RELATIONS

Police solve the murder and sexual mutilation of Peggy Hettrick when they are finally able to link graphic sexual materials found in the home of suspect Timothy Masters, though no hard evidence was ever found. And DNA from a semen stain helps cops crack open the 23-year-old case of a man who raped and killed his sister-in-law.

Duration : 0:9:3

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio Talks About The New Illegal Immigration Law 1070 in Arizona

Interview excerpts from an Orange CA Radio Show taken on the day SB 1070 was signed into law.

Wakeup America this law does not racial profile, and is 100% constitutional.

Duration : 0:8:42

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Cold Case Files 006 Part 1

THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD ; THE KILLER NEXT DOOR

Cold Case Units use psychological profiling, forensic anthropology, and a convicted felon’s rekindled memory to heat up old cases. In Missouri, a part-time missionary is convicted, 38 years later, of killing her 5-year-old stepdaughter, and the skeleton of a Michigan boy, dead for 10 years, leads police to a serial killer.

Duration : 0:9:23

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Cold Case Files 017 Part 1

PRESUMED DEAD ; THE TOW TRUCK KILLER

DNA evidence helps crack the case of a white supremacist who strangled his girlfriend and put her body in a refrigerator, and hypnosis helps solve the murder of a deputy sheriff.

Duration : 0:8:48

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Cold Case Files 011 Part 1

KILLER ON THE STRIP ; THE DOLL MURDER

In Palm Beach, a determined cop solves the murder of prostitute Lucy Pate five years later, when he connects Lucy’s case with another case that was overlooked at the time. The prostitute who survived agreed to help and identified her attacker. In 1989, socialite Susan Doll was found beaten, raped, and strangled in Colorado. Investigators extracted DNA from a semen stain, but had no suspect to match it against–until 1995 when a local landlord found 25 pairs of panties stuffed into a furnace.

Duration : 0:9:19

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Cold Case Files 052 Part 1

THE ACCIDENTAL KILLER ; LITTLE SISTER LOST

While hiking with husband Dennis in Montana, Leslee Larson fell into Wolf Creek. After cashing in a double indemnity insurance policy, Dennis eventually lands in Maine–where he’s convicted of murdering wife three who “fell” from a cliff. See how Montana detectives flush their wolf from the creek–25 years later. And when 15-year-old papergirl Penny Parker goes missing, her body is found by a search volunteer. Watch cold case detectives find a genetic trace, 24 years later, to the volunteer.

Duration : 0:8:24

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Fox News Murderabilia Stories Mislead Viewers?

100+ MORE examples of Fox News Bias at http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=A3BD2524FE99BD4D

Even though Fox News ran several stories about the “‘Stop the Sale of Murderabilia to Protect the Dignity of Crime Victims Act of 2010” last Friday, none of the stories accurately informed viewers about either the scope of this proposed “murderabilia” law or the source of its likely potential legal challenges as I show in this video.

The Fox News clips I use in this video come from segments on the supposed straight news programs “America’s Newsroom,” “America Live” and “Special Report,” all broadcast on June 18, 2010, with the 3 segments from which I took my clips available at the following 3 links:

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4245781/murderabilia-controversy

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4245088/lawmakers-want-crackdown-on-murderabilia

The image I show of the text of the “‘Stop the Sale of Murderabilia to Protect the Dignity of Crime Victims Act of 2010” cosponsored in the US Senate as S.3468 by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is from http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s3468/text

And, finally, the image I use of the Supreme Court case overturning NY’s “Son of Sam” law, Simon & Schuster v. Crime Victims Board, 502 U.S. 105 (1991), is from http://docs.justia.com/cases/supreme/502/105.pdf

Duration : 0:5:14

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