The National Security Law Podcast: LIBERATE THIS PODCAST!

Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Thursday, April 23, 2020, 2:34 PM

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Is this our most-substantive episode ever? No, no it’s not. Is it a sign that co-hosts Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney are going a bit stir crazy? Perhaps so. Does it feature cute cameos from Steve’s kids and his dog? Yes, that it does! (Which is why you probably want to peek at the Zoom video recording of the session, which is here!) At any rate, tune in for:

  1. Pandemia: We discuss and debate the implications of the Attorney General’s cryptic reference to the possibility of Justice Department intervention in litigation against states in connection with state public health policies. More war on federalism, or nothing-to-see-here?
  2. GTMO has a new Convening Authority! (Sorry, did you say “What’s a Convening Authority”????)
  3. SCOTUS wants to weigh in, at last, on the meaning of “exceeds authorized access” in the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act. This could turn into the second-most-famous Van Buren!

That’s actually it for substance. But don’t think they won’t talk for 15 minutes about WestWorld.

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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