Robert Chesney

University of Texas School of Law

Professor

727 East Dean Keeton Street

Austin, TX 78705

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

25

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18

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Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

Deep Fakes: A Looming Challenge for Privacy, Democracy, and National Security

107 California Law Review 1753 (2019), U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 692, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-21
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 21 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2019
Robert Chesney and Danielle Keats Citron
University of Texas School of Law and Boston University School of Law
Downloads 16,109 (214)
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Deep Fake, Deep Fakes, deepfake, deepfakes, Section 230, CDA, Communications Decency Act, fake news, democracy, privacy, sexploitation, gendered violence, social media, cognitive bias, filter bubble, truth decay, information operations, psyops, First Amendment, speech, expression, democracy

2.

Cybersecurity Law, Policy, and Institutions (version 3.0)

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 716
Number of pages: 137 Posted: 26 Mar 2020
Robert Chesney
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 5,337 (1,623)

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Cybersecurity, Information Security, Infosec, CFAA, FTC Act, Sanctions, CYBERCOM, NSA, FBI, Hackback, Network Investigative Techniques, Deterrence, Cyberdeterrence, CISA, Information-Sharing

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Military-Intelligence Convergence and the Law of the Title 10/Title 50 Debate

Journal of National Security Law and Policy, Vol. 5, p. 539, 2012, University of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 212
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 18 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2015
Robert Chesney
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 3,136 (4,080)
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covert action, traditional military activity, operational preparation of the environment, oversight, CIA, JSOC, convergence, cyber

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Who May Be Killed? Anwar al-Awlaki as a Case Study in the International Legal Regulation of Lethal Force

YEARBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN, Vol. 13, M.N. Schmitt et al, eds., 2010, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 189
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 04 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2011
Robert Chesney
University of Texas School of Law
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Targeted Killing, Anwar al Aulaqi, Anwar al-Awlaki, Drones, Drone Strikes, Law of War, IHL, IHRL, Yemen, Self-Defense, Article 51

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Beyond the Battlefield, Beyond Al Qaeda: The Destabilizing Legal Architecture of Counterterrorism

Michigan Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 227
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 01 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2013
Robert Chesney
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 1,357 (16,145)

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terrorism, Guantanamo, national security, detention, targeting, drones, AQAP, Yemen, Pakistan, al Shabaab

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State Secrets and the Limits of National Security Litigation

George Washington Law Review, 2007, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 946676
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 22 Nov 2006 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2007
Robert Chesney
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 1,348 (16,308)

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state secrets, privilege, rendition, warrantless surveillance

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Terrorism and the Convergence of Criminal and Military Detention Models

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 60, 2008, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 1055501
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 06 Dec 2007
Robert Chesney and Jack Landman Goldsmith
University of Texas School of Law and Harvard Law School
Downloads 983 (26,097)
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terrorism, military detention, enemy combatant, conspiracy, material support

8.

Postwar

Harvard National Security Journal (2014 Forthcoming), U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 544
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 29 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2015
Robert Chesney
University of Texas School of Law
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drones, detention, targeting, armed conflict, war, war powers, imminence, imminent threat, Guantanamo, Yemen, Afghanistan

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The Emerging Law of Detention: The Guantanamo Cases as Lawmaking

Governance Studies at Brookings, January 22, 2010, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 165
Number of pages: 109 Posted: 27 Jan 2010
Benjamin Wittes, Robert Chesney and Rabea Benhalim
Brookings Institution, University of Texas School of Law and Brookings Institution
Downloads 741 (38,691)

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Guantanamo, Habeas, Terrorism, Mosaic, Voluntariness, Hearsay, Detention

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The Sleeper Scenario: Terrorism-Support Laws and the Demands of Prevention

Number of pages: 91 Posted: 07 Sep 2004
Robert Chesney
University of Texas School of Law
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terrorism, sleepers, material support, prevention, detention, institutional competition

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Terrorism, Criminal Prosecution, and the Preventive Detention Debate

South Texas Law Review, 2009, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 1306733
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 26 Nov 2008
Robert Chesney
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 599 (51,482)

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terrorism, preventive detention, national security court, material support, guantanamo

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Leaving Guantanamo: The Law of International Detainee Transfers

University of Richmond Law Review, 2006, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 05-22
Number of pages: 96 Posted: 25 Oct 2005
Robert Chesney
University of Texas School of Law
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Torture, GTMO, Guantanamo, rendition, transfer, diplomatic assurances, convention against torture, Geneva, law of war, lex specialist, substantive due process, state created danger

13.

Computer Network Operations and U.S. Domestic Law: An Overview

International Law Studies (Naval War College), Forthcoming, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 257
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 21 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2014
Robert Chesney
University of Texas School of Law
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cyber, computer network attack, cyberattack, cyberwarfare, cyberexploitation, covert action, traditional military activities, stuxnet

14.

Civil Liberties and the Terrorism Prevention Paradigm: The Guilt by Association Critique

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 05 May 2003
Robert Chesney
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 525 (60,734)
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Civil liberties, Freedom of Association, National Security

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Beyond Conspiracy? Anticipatory Prosecution and the Challenge of Unaffiliated Terrorism

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 80, 2007, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 932608
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 28 Sep 2006
Robert Chesney
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 514 (62,336)
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terrorism, prosecution, conspiracy, material support

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National Security Fact Deference

95 Virginia Law Review 1361 (2009), Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 1348804
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 26 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2009
Robert Chesney
University of Texas School of Law
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deference, national security, separation of powers

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Who May Be Held? Military Detention Through the Habeas Lens

Boston College Law Review, Vol. 52, No. 3, p. 769, 2011, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 184
Number of pages: 102 Posted: 16 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 28 May 2011
Robert Chesney
University of Texas School of Law
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Disaggregating Deference: The Judicial Power and Executive Treaty Interpretations

Wake Forest University Legal Studies Paper No. 931997
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 22 Sep 2006
Robert Chesney
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 378 (90,181)

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deference, treaty interpretation

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Iraq and the Military Detention Debate: Firsthand Perspectives from the Other War, 2003-2010

Virginia Journal of International Law, Vol. 51, No. 3, p. 549, 2011, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 186
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 13 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2011
Robert Chesney
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 371 (92,187)
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Iraq, Guantanamo, Afghanistan, Detention, Security Internment

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Democratic-Republican Societies, Subversion, and the Limits of Legitimate Political Dissent in the Early Republic

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 14 Nov 2003
Robert Chesney
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 350 (98,504)
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Freedom of association, freedom of speech, American legal history

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Careful Thinking About Counterterrorism Policy

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Oct 2004
Robert Chesney
University of Texas School of Law
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terrorism, terrorist, counterterrorism, war on terrorism, military detention

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Federal Prosecution of Terrorism-Related Cases: Conviction and Sentencing Data in Light of the 'Soft Sentence' and 'Data Reliability' and Critiques

Lewis & Clark Law Review, 2007, Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 1005478
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 13 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 16 Mar 2009
Robert Chesney
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 338 (102,430)

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terrorism prosecution statistics

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Anticipatory Prosecution in Terrorism-Related Cases

Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 944117, THE CHANGING ROLE OF THE AMERICAN PROSECUTOR, Worrall & Nugent, eds., SUNY Press, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 10 Nov 2006
Robert Chesney
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 276 (127,422)

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terrorism, prosecution, material support

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The Emerging Law of Detention 2.0: The Guantanamo Habeas Cases as Lawmaking

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 195
Number of pages: 172 Posted: 13 May 2011
Benjamin Wittes, Robert Chesney and Larkin Reynolds
Brookings Institution, University of Texas School of Law and Brookings Institution
Downloads 258 (136,686)
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Guantanamo, habeas, detention, voluntariness, hearsay

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The Domestic Legal Framework for U.S. Military Cyber Operations

Hoover Institution Aegis Paper Series No. 2003, 2020 , U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 722
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 18 Sep 2020
Robert Chesney
University of Texas School of Law
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cyber, cyber-command, cyber-security, defend forward, persistent engagement, covert action, military cyber operations, computer network operations