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News Posted on October 13, 2017

Professor Dodge Joins Amicus Brief in Guantanamo Detention Case

Professor William S. Dodge was one of the experts on international law and foreign relations law joining an amicus brief in Al-Alwi v. Trump, asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to review the district court’s decision en banc. The brief, written by Yale Professor Oona Hathaway, argues that the existence of active hostilities in Afghanistan justifying continuing detention under the 2001 AUMF is not a political question.

Professor Dodge is Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law. He serves as a Co-Reporter for the American Law Institute's Restatement (Fourth) of Foreign Relations Law: Jurisdiction and as a member of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Law. He is a co-author of the casebook Transnational Business Problems and a co-editor of International Law in the U.S. Supreme Court: Continuity and Change, which won the American Society of International Law's 2012 certificate of merit. He has authored more than 50 other publications in books and law reviews.