Arthur Rizer – Directory of Works

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Lincoln’s Counsel by Arthur Rizer

Lincoln's Counsel by Arthur Rizer
Lincoln’s Counsel by Arthur Rizer

Jefferson’s Pen by Arthur Rizer

Jefferson's Pen by Arthur Rizer
Jefferson’s Pen by Arthur Rizer

Arthur Rizer Profiles

Arthur Rizer Profile University of Oxford

Arthur Rizer: University of Oxford Faculty of Law
University of Oxford Faculty of Law

Arthur Rizer Profile R-Street Institute

Arthur Rizer at R Street Institute
R Street Institute

Arthur Rizer BrandYourself.com

Arthur Rizer Book Sites

Arthur Rizer Amazon.com Author’s Page

Arthur Rizer American Bar Association Author Page

Lincoln’s Counsel Amazon.com

Lincoln’s Counsel Barnes & Noble

Lincoln’s Counsel American Bar Association

Jefferson’s Pen Amazon.com

Jefferson’s Pen Barnes & Noble

Jefferson’s Pen American Bar Association

The National Security Implications of Immigration Law Amazon.com

The National Security Implications of Immigration Law Barnes & Noble

The National Security Implications of Immigration Law American Bar Association

Arthur Rizer Articles

Arthur Rizer at the Huffington Post

Arthur Rizer Author Page at The Huffington Post

Arthur Rizer The Huffingtion Post
The Huffingtion Post

The Militarization of the Police: Is It a Battle of Equipment or Mentality?

On Monday, President Obama announced that the federal government will no longer be providing some overly militaristic weaponry and equipment to police forces throughout the United States.

The Militarized Mentality of the Police

Over this past weekend, protests in Cleveland were largely peaceful following the acquittal of an officer who shot and killed an unarmed driver and unarmed passenger after a high-speed chase.

Mission Creep: The Danger of Blurring Police Blue with Soldier Green

On Tuesday, May 26, police officers, friends, family and a respectful public lined the procession route for Omaha police officer Kerrie Orozco’s funeral.

Arthur Rizer at The Atlantic

Arthur Rizer Author Page at The Atlantic

Arthur Rizer The Atlantic
The Atlantic

Why Veterans Celebrate Tax Day

For a former service member, the most dreaded date on the calendar provides an opportunity to say thank you.

Why It’s Criminal to Lie About Military Honors

As the Supreme Court decides whether to uphold the Stolen Valor Act, the public should note the damage that fraudulent veterans have already done.

Asking Our Soldiers to Do Police Work: Why It Can Lead to Disaster

Armed-forces personnel are trained to “engage and destroy,” peace officers “to protect and to serve.” Expecting young recruits to play both roles is expecting too much.

How the War on Terror Has Militarized the Police

Over the past 10 years, law enforcement officials have begun to look and act more and more like soldiers. Here’s why we should be alarmed.

Yet one more unimportant article about Colin Kaepernick

How many “real” news stories are transpiring as I write this, the umpteenth unnecessary opinion piece about Colin Kaepernick and his protest to kneel during the national anthem?

Criminal justice reform doesn’t have to mean ‘soft on crime’
Arthur Rizer Washington Examiner
Arthur Rizer Washington Examiner

The phrase “criminal justice reform” is loaded with emotional impact. To some, the words translate to “soft on crime,” which has been a political mantra and damning epithet

Criminal-justice reform is no boon to illegal aliens

A common avenue of attack against criminal-justice reform, particularly its mandatory-minimum provisions, is to invoke the bogeyman of illegal immigration. The argument generally suggests that incarcerated aliens would

Criminal-justice reform won’t be a boon to illegal aliens

A common avenue of attack against criminal-justice reform, particularly its mandatory-minimum provisions, is to invoke the

Arthur Rizer Law Review Papers

Arthur Rizer in the William Mitchell Law Review

JUSTICE IN A CHANGED WORLD: THE RACE EFFECT ON WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS

Arthur Rizer: Mitchell Hamline
Mitchell Hamline

On the front of its splendorous building the highest court in the land has written, “Equal Justice Under Law.” 1 The statement begs the question: equal justice for whom?

Arthur Rizer in the Harvard Law School National Security Journal

The National Security Threat of Energy Dependence: A Call for a Nuclear Renaissance

Arthur Rizer: Harvard Law School NSJ
Harvard Law School NSJ

For years, many have argued that the United States’ addiction to oil is one of its greatest national security threats. This article explores the national security implications of energy dependence from both an environmental and a foreign threat perspective.

Arthur Rizer in the The CONSORTIUM ON GENDER, SECURITY & HUMAN RIGHTS

Breach: The National Security Implications of Human Trafficking

Arthur Rizer: Consortium on Gender Security and Human Rights
Consortium on Gender Security and Human Rights

This essay discusses the connection between human trafficking and national security. The authors provide a brief history of trafficking law and a definition of “national security,” and explain how human trafficking is a threat to national security through its origins in unstable countries (on military, economic, and diplomatic levels).

Arthur Rizer in the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy

GUN CONTROL: TARGETING RATIONALITY IN A LOADED DEBATE

Arthur Rizer: Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy
Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy

The Washington D.C. sniper attacks in the fall of 2002 saw the most recent shots fired in a battle that America has been waging for almost a century. Just days after the shootings, articles flooded the newsstands calling for additional gun control legislation.

Arthur Rizer in the Pepperdine Law Review

The Filibuster of Judicial Nominations: Constitutional Crisis or Politics as Usual?

Arthur Rizer - Pepperdine Law Review
Pepperdine Law Review

The scene played out in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’ of the independent and moral-grounded Senator using the filibuster as his “line in the sand” against corruption is a romantic vision. The reality is that there is a darker side to the practice rooted in partisan motives and a disrespect for the rule of law

Arthur Rizer in The University of West Los Angeles Law Review

ARTICLE: MANDATORY ARREST: DO WE NEED TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK?

Arthur Rizer - University of West Los Angeles Law Review
University of West Los Angeles Law Review

The phrase “Rule of Thumb” came from the time when a man was allowed to beat his wife, as long as the stick he used was not thicker than his thumb. 1 In modern times we have come to the understanding that women are not the “property” of their husbands.

Arthur Rizer in the University of Las Vegas School of Law Journal

Trading Police for Soldiers: Has the Posse Comitatus Act Helped Militarize Our Police and Set the Stage for More Fergusons?

Arthur Rizer - UNLV William S. Bond School of Law
UNLV William S. Bond School of Law

On November 24, 2015, the St. Louis County Prosecutor, Robert McCulloch, announced that a grand jury did not return a true bill and issue an indictment against Officer Darren Wilson1 for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.2

Arthur Rizer in the Georgetown University

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Arthur Rizer - Georgetown University
Georgetown University

T THE GATE: BORDER KIDS, DRUGS, AND GUNS – AND THE MEXICAN CARTEL WAR GOES ON

Yet a new threat is upon us – one that is a greater danger to the American way of life than the Mujahideen foot-soldier who is 7,500 miles from our borders.

Art Rizer in the Indiana Law Journal

Lawyering Wars: Failing Leadership, Risk Aversion, and Lawyer Creep—Should We Expect More Long Survivors?

Arthur Rizer: Indiana Law Journal
Arthur Rizer: Indiana Law Journal

“We are a nation of laws, not men.” This motto—made famous by the Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison1—has existed since the founding of the United States. This maxim embodies the sentiment that, in order to prevent tyranny, citizens should be governed by fixed law rather than the whims of a dictator.

Arthur Rizer in the Willamette Law Review

Lessons From Iraq and Afghanistan: Is it Time for the United States to Sign the Ottawa Treaty and End the Use of Landmines?

Arthur Rizer: Willamette University
Willamette University

If the United States is the military Goliath around the world, then improvised explosive devices (IEDs)—homemade landmines1—are the smooth stones that have brought the giant to its knees.  IEDs are responsible for 69% of all combat wounded in Iraq, and 53% of those wounded in Afghanistan.

Arthur Rizer in the Catholic University Law Review

Dog Fight: Did the International Battle over Airline Passenger Name Records Enable the Christmas Day Bomber?

Arthur Rizer: The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

Almost immediately after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the United States and the European Union (EU) started a battle over Passenger Name Records (PNR). After the attacks, the United States began to assign risk-assessment ratings to all travelers entering and exiting the country. As part of this risk assessment, the United States gathered passenger information, in the form of PNRs, from airline records.

Arthur Rizer Associations

United States Department of Labor

Arthur Rizer: US Department of Labor
US Department of Labor

Arthur Rizer is an attorney with an advanced law degree and a member of the Army Reserves. A veteran from the war in Iraq, Rizer works at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) where he serves as a prosecutor in the Criminal Division working on narcotics and dangerous drug cases.

Veteran Integration Solutions

Arthur Rizer: Veteran Integration Solutions
Veteran Integration Solutions

Arthur Rizer worked as an Associate Professor of law at West Virginia University, College of law. His teaching and research focuses on criminal and national security law. Rizer was selected as the WVU Law’s 2015 Professor of the Year. He has written three books dealing with national security issues, as well as persuasive speaking and writing. He has also authored numerous articles in various journals. Rizer is a Doctor in Philosophy (Criminology) candidate at Oxford University.

Arthur Rizer is part of the America’s Heroes at Work success story campaign

A veteran from the war in Iraq, Rizer works at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) where he serves as a prosecutor in the Criminal Division working on narcotics and dangerous drug cases. He is married and has two young children. And he is also a survivor who copes with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) that he sustained in 2005 when he was just two weeks into his deployment in Iraq. Rizer’s vehicle was in line behind another that was destroyed when an improvised explosive device (IED) hit the convoy. He credits his ability to come home and get right back to work to the support he received from family, his supervisors at DOJ and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs vocational rehabilitation program, VetSuccess. “The most important thing,” Rizer says, “is to go to work. Don’t think you’re limited because of your disabilities. Set a goal and get there.” And that’s exactly what Arthur Rizer has done. His story epitomizes the U.S. Department of Labor’s America’s Heroes at Work project and clearly demonstrates how Veterans living with PTSD and/or TBI can successfully reintegrate into the civilian workforce.

Arthur Rizer Awards

Arthur Rizer voted WVU Law School 2015 Professor of the Year

Arthur Rizer: West Virginia University
West Virginia University

Arthur Rizer, who was selected Professor of the Year by the Class of 2015, delivered the keynote speech. He explained how WVU Law students are special. “They have truly amazing character and they have taught me patience, they have taught me a work ethos that I thought I had already mastered, and they have taught me that I can always be surprised by sparks of brilliance in the most unexpected places,” he said.

Arthur Rizer Videos

Special Department of Justice prosecutor Arthur Rizer

Arthur Rizer on 10 News ABC
10 News ABC

Arthur Rizer Prosecutor: A man accused of posing as a Marine major general at a Veterans of Foreign Wars party in Ramona to celebrate the birthday of the Marine Corps was arraigned Wednesday on a federal misdemeanor charge of making false claims about military decorations or medals. David Vincent Weber, 69, appeared in court out of custody and was ordered to post $15,000 bail.

Justin Constantine interviews Arthur Rizer

Justin Constantine interviews fellow wounded warrior Arthur Rizer about the RWTT program and dealing with his injury

Arthur Rizer Speech: College of Law Commencement, 2015: West Virginia University (17:50 – 38:00)

Arthur Rizer interview from FALLUJAH, IRAQ 05.18.2006 I Marine Expeditionary Force (Fwd)

Miscellaneous Links

Rate My Professors – Arthur Rizer

Rate My Teachers – Arthur Rizer

Spokeo – Arthur Rizer

Militarized Police Article – Arthur Rizer

R Street Institute Hires Arthur Rizer as Justice Policy Director

Jefferson’s Pen Author – Arthur Rizer

Vets Success – Arthur Rizer

America’s Heroes at Work — Veterans Hiring Toolkit

Success Stories

Arthur Rizer
Veteran Department of Justice

Arthur Rizer is an attorney with an advanced law degree and a member of the Army Reserves. A veteran from the war in Iraq, Rizer works at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) where he serves as a prosecutor in the Criminal Division working on narcotics and dangerous drug cases. He is married and has two young children. And he is also a survivor who copes with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) that he sustained in 2005 when he was just two weeks into his deployment in Iraq. Rizer’s vehicle was in line behind another that was destroyed when an improvised explosive device (IED) hit the convoy. He credits his ability to come home and get right back to work to the support he received from family, his supervisors at DOJ and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs vocational rehabilitation program, VetSuccess.

“The most important thing,” Rizer says, “is to go to work. Don’t think you’re limited because of your disabilities. Set a goal and get there.” And that’s exactly what Rizer has done. His story epitomizes the U.S. Department of Labor’s America’s Heroes at Work project and clearly demonstrates how Veterans living with PTSD and/or TBI can successfully reintegrate into the civilian workforce.

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