Duke Professor Scott Silliman testifies before Senate Armed Services Committee

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Duke Law Professor Scott Silliman, executive director of the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, will testify before the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services on July 19 regarding the Supreme Court's recent decision striking down the president's military commission procedures, and how Congress should respond to the ruling. The hearings begin at 10:00 a.m. EST.

An expert in national security and military justice, Professor Silliman served for 25 years as an Air Force judge advocate, many of them in senior command posts. During the Persian Gulf War, he supervised the deployment of all Air Force attorneys and paralegals involved in Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Professor Silliman most recently testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on military commissions in light of the Hamdan v. Rumsfeld decision on July 11, 2006. A link to his testimony to the Senate on that occasion can be found at

Professor Silliman will be available for interviews following his July 19 testimony. He can be reached at (919) 613-7138 or or through Frances Presma at (919) 613-7248 or

Read Professor Silliman's testimony

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