The National Security Law Podcast: Make Rule 11 Great Again!

Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Thursday, November 12, 2020, 10:29 AM

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In this week’s episode, co-hosts Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney discuss and debate:

  • The array of firings and appointments of senior Defense Department officials
  • The law governing the General Services Administration and support for presidential transitions
  • Whether it is appropriate to place pressure on Jones Day (and their other clients) based on the involvement of Jones Day lawyers in election-challenge lawsuits
  • United States v. Maiorana: charge against a Staten Island man, under 18 USC 875(c) (threats of violence), based on vile online postings about killing protestors and government officials (raising First Amendment issues relating to the difference between the “True Threat” and “Incitement” categories)
  • TikTok update: tomorrow (the 12th) is the CFIUS divestment deadline ... what will happen next?

Since *someone* hasn’t watched the first Mandalorian season 2 episodes yet, we are left to chat about the new owner of the Mets and the chances of a Dodgers/Yankees-style spending spree….

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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