Scott Silliman

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Scott Silliman
Judge of the United States Court of Military Commission Review
Incumbent
Assumed office
September 12, 2012
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by William Coleman
Personal details
Born 1943 (age 70–71)
Alma mater University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Scott L. Silliman is a Professor of the Practice of Law at Duke Law School, and Executive Director of Duke Law School's Center on Law, Ethics and National Security.[1][2][3] He is also an adjunct professor of law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC),[4] and at North Carolina Central University.[5]

Education[edit]

Silliman received his B.A. in Philosophy (1965) and his J.D. (1968) from UNC.[6]

Career[edit]

Silliman was a military attorney, called to active duty as an Air Force judge advocate in 1968, and later a staff judge advocate (senior attorney) and, in his last assignments, the senior attorney for Tactical Air Command[6][7] and later Air Combat Command.[8][9][10] During the 1991 Persian Gulf War, he supervised deployment of all Air Force attorneys.[11][12] In 1993, he retired from the Air Force as a colonel.[12][13]

Silliman is an expert on national security law,[14][15][16][17] military law,[18][19][20][21] and the law of armed conflict.[22][23]

His views have been cited in various media, including by The New York Times,[23][24] The Washington Post,[25] The Boston Globe,[26] The Christian Science Monitor,[27] Newsweek,[28] The Guardian,[29] NPR,[30] USA Today, and the New York Daily News.[31]

Works[edit]

Select articles[edit]

  • "Robinson O. Everett and National Security", 59 DUKE L. J. 1447 (2010)
  • "Prosecuting Alleged Terrorists by Military Commission: A Prudent Option", 42 CASE W. RES. J. INT’L L. 289 (2009)
  • "On Military Commissions", 36 CASE W. RES. J. INT’L L. 529 (2004)
  • "Troubling Questions in Interrogating Terrorists", 90 DUKE MAG., September–October 2004
  • "Detaining Terrorists at Guantanamo Bay: Questions of Law and Policy", 25 NAT’L SEC. L. REP. 1 (2003)
  • "The Iraqi Quagmire: Enforcing the No-Fly Zones", 36 NEW ENG. L. REV. 767 (2002)

Testimony to the Senate[edit]

Interviews[edit]

Major service awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Air Force Deputy Judge Advocate General to join Duke Law faculty July 1". 0-www.law.duke.edu.library.law.suffolk.edu. April 29, 2010. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ Heard on All Things Considered (January 13, 2009). "Where Do Detainees Go When Guantanamo Closes?". NPR. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Duke law professor will mark Constitution Day at Alamance Community College | alamance, college, community – Region – Burlington Times News". Thetimesnews.com. September 8, 2009. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Scott L. Silliman". Law.unc.edu. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  5. ^ "NCCU – School of Law – Faculty Listings". Web.nccu.edu. January 31, 2010. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b http://www.law.duke.edu/fac/cv/silliman_cv2.pdf
  7. ^ "Scott L. Silliman". Law.duke.edu. August 31, 1993. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  8. ^ "The Virginian-Pilot Archives". Nl.newsbank.com. May 16, 1999. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  9. ^ Payne, Aleta; Simpson, Elizabeth (June 19, 1999). "dallasnews.com | Archives". Nl.newsbank.com. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Langley General'S E-Mail Probed". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. May 11, 2006. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  11. ^ Scharnberg, Kirsten (February 22, 2005). "Contractors pay unsung toll in Iraq ; Over 230 killed in jobs vital to military". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  12. ^ a b Prior, Richard (September 11, 2001). "Balancing prosecution and protection – The Daily Record – Jacksonville, Florida". Jaxdailyrecord.com. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  13. ^ "ProfNet Experts Round-Up: Detention of Terror Suspects". Newswise.com. February 16, 2006. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Contractors Indicted After Probe Into Shooting That Killed 17 Iraqi Civilians". washingtonpost.com. December 6, 2008. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  15. ^ Risen, James; Lichtblau, Eric (January 16, 2009). "Court Affirms Wiretapping Without Warrants". The New York Times. 
  16. ^ "Charges shift the fight on Padilla, He is indicted, but not in the "dirty bomber"case. Some say Justice was aiming to avoid a defeat.". Philadelphia Inquirer. November 23, 2005. 
  17. ^ Shane, Scott (November 1, 2007). "Nominee's Stand May Avoid Tangle of Torture Cases". The New York Times. 
  18. ^ Heard on All Things Considered (November 15, 2005). "Guantanamo Case Awaits High Court Ruling". NPR. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Correspondents Report – Hicks in legal limbo". Abc.net.au. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  20. ^ 8:52 a.m. ET (September 12, 2008). "Army: Failures in pregnant soldier's death - Military- msnbc.com". MSNBC. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  21. ^ Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington (November 10, 2008). "Obama legal advisers draft plans for Guantánamo Bay prison | World news | guardian.co.uk". London: Guardian. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  22. ^ "News | Killing by the numbers". Salon.com. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  23. ^ a b Kaplan, Eben (January 25, 2006). "Q&A: Targeted Killings". The New York Times. 
  24. ^ Risen, James; Lichtblau, Eric (January 16, 2009). "Court ruling buoys case for wiretaps". The New York Times. 
  25. ^ "Cases Against Detainees Have Thinned". washingtonpost.com. November 2, 2008. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  26. ^ Vicini, James (October 1, 2006). "New terrorism trial rules could face Supreme Court scrutiny – The Boston Globe". Boston.com. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  27. ^ "Guantanamo detainees on US soil: a legal minefield". CSMonitor.com. December 15, 2009. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  28. ^ Michael Hirsh. "Hirsh: Why the Hamdan Verdict is Big Loss for Bush – Michael Hirsh". Newsweek.com. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  29. ^ Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington (November 11, 2008). "Closing down detention centre 'not so easy' | World news". London: The Guardian. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  30. ^ "Terrorism Trials Pose Dilemma For U.S.". NPR. February 15, 2010. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  31. ^ "He'S A Sly Fox, Legal Eagles Agree". New York: Nydailynews.com. July 2, 2004. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 

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Preceded by
William Coleman
Judge of the United States Court of Military Commission Review
2012–present
Incumbent