John Fabian Witt

John Fabian Witt is a professor of legal history at Columbia University and the author of Patriots and Cosmopolitans: Hidden Histories of American Law.

History Lesson
Feb. 11 2009 6:54 AMLincoln's Laws of WarHow he built the code that Bush attempted to destroy.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 5 2005 11:14 AMTactical Withdrawal?The easy way out for the Supreme Court on "don't ask, don't tell."
History Lesson
Dec. 9 2008 11:58 AMYe Olde GitmoWhen Americans were unlawful combatants.
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