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- Extraordinary rendition, U.S. : General United States policy and laws regarding the transfer of a person of interest to another country, without going through formal international extradition but possibly through other administrative hearings
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- Harold Koh : Legal Adviser to the U.S. Department of State (2009-); on leave from a professorship of international law at Yale Law School, where he has been the Dean
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- John Yoo : Professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law since 1993; between 2001 and 2003; deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel, working on separation of powers, presidential authority, intelligence interrogation and extraordinary rendition; Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
- Bill Clinton : US Democratic politician (1946– ); Governor of Arkansas 1983–1992; President of the United States 1993–2001, husband of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
- George W. Bush : (1946–) 43rd U.S. President (Republican), elected in 2000 and re-elected in 2004.
- Federalist Papers : A set of 85 articles written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay in support of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution