Legal Scholarship

Disappearing Legal Black Holes and Converging Domains: Changing Individual Rights Protection in National Security and Foreign Affairs, 115 Columbia Law Review 1029 (2015)

Citizenship and Protection, 82 Fordham Law Review 2115 (2014) (symposium contribution)

Are Damages Different?, Bivens and National Security Litigation, 87 Southern California Law Review 1123 (2015).

The New Originalism and the Foreign Affairs Constitution, 82 Fordham Law Review 757 (2013) (symposium contribution)

Judicial Review for Enemy Fighters: The Court’s Fateful Turn in Ex parte Quirin, the Nazi Saboteur Case, 66 Vanderbilt Law Review 153 (2013)

Do Boumediene Rights Expire?, 161 Univ. Penn. Law Review PENNumbra 20 (2012)

Understanding the Exceptional and Dynamic Nature of Boumediene Rights to Court Access, 161 Univ. Penn. Law Review PENNumbra 92 (2012)

Evaluating the Palestinians' Claimed Right of Return, 34 Univ. Penn. Journal of Int’l Law 149 (2012)

Habeas Corpus, Protection, and Extraterritorial Constitutional Rights, 97 Iowa Law Review Bulletin 34 (2012)

Boumediene, Munaf and the Court’s Misreading of the Insular Cases, 97 Iowa Law Review 101 (2011)

The Constitution and the Laws of War During the Civil War, 85 Notre Dame Law Review 1839 (2010)

A Textual and Historical Case against a Global Constitution, 95 Georgetown Law Journal 463


Congress’s Under-Appreciated Power to Define and Punish Offenses against the Law of Nations, 85 Texas Law Review 843 (2007)

Essays and Commentary

Just Don’t Ask for Money: Why Won’t Courts Ever Award Damages to the Victims of Drone Strikes?, Slate (July 23, 2012)

Supreme Court Holds that Noncitizens Detained at Guantanamo Have a Constitutional Right to Habeas Corpus Review by Federal Civilian Courts, American Society of Int’l Law Insight (June 20, 2008)

CIA Interrogation Tactics: Honesty Won’t Aid Enemies, National Law Journal (Nov. 26, 2007)

Has Congress Already Authorized Bush to Attack Iran?, Huffington Post (May 18, 2007)

Justice for Terrorists, Commentary (June 2004)

Professor Kent also occasionally contributes to the blogs Lawfare and Opinio Juris.