The National Security Law Podcast: Cleanup on Aisle Trump!

Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Monday, July 6, 2020, 5:04 PM

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This week on NSL Podcast, co-hosts Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney review and debate the latest national security legal news, including:

  1. Russian “bounties” on U.S. forces in Afghanistan, including (theoretical) legal implications
  2. A district court ruling finding the government lacks sufficient evidence to hold Adham Hassoun under Section 412 of the USA Patriot Act
  3. The Julian Assange prosecution: new fact allegations that might help distinguish his situation from that of conventional journalists
  4. An actual bill in the Senate addressing the “going dark”/Crypto Wars 2.0 debate: The Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act
  5. SCOTUS roundup: Article II and the power to remove; extraterritorial constitutional rights; Congressional access to grand jury material; the Alien Tort Statute, foreign sovereign immunity

And for frivolity? In honor of the Disney+ stream of Hamilton, we consider the song (with a strong assist from Kirk Hamilton’s Strong Songs podcast).

Robert (Bobby) Chesney is the Dean of the University of Texas School of Law, where he also holds the James A. Baker III Chair in the Rule of Law and World Affairs at UT. He is known internationally for his scholarship relating both to cybersecurity and national security. He is a co-founder of Lawfare, the nation’s leading online source for analysis of national security legal issues, and he co-hosts the popular show The National Security Law Podcast.
Steve Vladeck is a professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law. A 2004 graduate of Yale Law School, Steve clerked for Judge Marsha Berzon on the Ninth Circuit and Judge Rosemary Barkett on the Eleventh Circuit. In addition to serving as a senior editor of the Journal of National Security Law & Policy, Steve is also the co-editor of Aspen Publishers’ leading National Security Law and Counterterrorism Law casebooks.

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