The National Security Law Podcast: That Didn’t Fly for Buchanan…

Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 10:00 AM

In this week’s episode, Professors Vladeck and Chesney discuss and debate:

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In this week’s episode, Professors Vladeck and Chesney discuss and debate:

  • The district court ruling in Trump v. Committee on Oversight, in which the court rejects an attempt to quash a subpoena directed at an accounting firm that handled work for various Trump organizations.
  • The Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) opinion asserting blanket testimonial immunity for former White House Counsel Don McGahan.
  • The prospect that President Trump might invoke the Insurrection Act in order to have authority either to bring state National Guard forces of federal armed forces into service in relation to the capture and removal of migrants inside the United States.
  • The prospect that President Trump will issue pardons to U.S. servicemembers subject to court martial for war crimes.
  • The prospect that SCOTUS or Congress might one day modify the Feres doctrine, which precludes servicemembers from suing under the Federal Tort Claims Act.
  • The conviction of a naturalized U.S. citizen from Lebanon who had became an agent for Hezbollah’s external operations arm.
  • The 20-year sentence meted out to a former CIA and DIA officer who passed classified information to Chinese authorities.

And of course we have something to say about the finale of Game of Thrones!

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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