The Other Scott Horton


The Other Scott Horton (no relation), international human rights lawyer, professor and contributing editor at Harper’s magazine, discusses his recent articles “Injudicious Judge Dismisses Civil Libertarians” and “Brennan Does Yemen;” why rising tensions in Pakistan may result in US forces being kicked out – if they will leave; how the AUMF is used to justify warfare anywhere, with nearly anyone; how the CIA transformed from a civilian intelligence gathering/analyzing agency into yet another clandestine military outfit; and the competing military doctrines of politicians and generals, respectively: waging a multi-front, constantly expanding, never-ending global war and fighting more limited engagements that can be defined, won, and used for self-promotion.

MP3 here. (20:07)

The other Scott Horton is a Contributing Editor for Harper’s magazine where he writes the No Comment blog. A New York attorney known for his work in emerging markets and international law, especially human rights law and the law of armed conflict, Horton lectures at Columbia Law School. A life-long human rights advocate, Scott served as counsel to Andrei Sakharov and Elena Bonner, among other activists in the former Soviet Union.

He is a co-founder of the American University in Central Asia, and has been involved in some of the most significant foreign investment projects in the Central Eurasian region. Scott recently led a number of studies of abuse issues associated with the conduct of the war on terror for the New York City Bar Association, where he has chaired several committees, including, most recently, the Committee on International Law. He is also a member of the board of the National Institute of Military Justice, the Andrei Sakharov Foundation, the EurasiaGroup and the American Branch of the International Law Association.

3 thoughts on “The Other Scott Horton”

  1. Legal Strike? Legal Murder? Ooh this ‘Bar Cult’ people, they sure are special. Defenders of The rule of ‘Law’. Anyone who have had a Lawyer knows whom they work for.

  2. remember their faces as they are th faces of death,the american government,these people have murdered thousands in every country in the ME as well as asia,it was them who put hate in the hearts and minds of the american people,these old people with power to kill and kill they do with drones,CIA,and everyone in the militay ,they brain wash you to kill and make out that everyone in the middle east is a terrorist just so you will kill,remember them well,your government may one day kill you if they think that you will vote them out

  3. The U.S. Government is lawless at home and abroad.

    The Authorization to Use Military Force is used as justification for freelance warmongering and warmaking. Congress–that worthless body–has ignored its constitutional responsibilities and prerogatives.

    All the best to Horton (and the other one, too).

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