The National Security Law Podcast: The Meh-mometer Is Stuck at Meh

Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Friday, November 29, 2019, 6:07 PM

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Happy Thanksgiving to all! If you are stuck in an airport or on a long drive this week, we’ve got you covered for at least one hour, as Professors Chesney and Vladeck discuss and debate:

  • The military commission cases: we provide a full “reset” bringing you up to speed on where things stand with each of the major cases (including a reminder about an important pending motion in the 9/11 case)
  • National Cupcake Day gives way to the Ides of March, as Congress pushes the sunset for several notable FISA provisions from 12/15/19 to 3/15/20
  • The Secretary Esper/Spencer dispute and the good-order-and-discipline issue raised by the president’s intervention in the Gallagher case
  • CENTCOM and SDF get the band back together in Syria, and detainees result…which is a timely reminder that we still depend on SDF to run detention ops in Syria.
  • Subpoena time for Don McGahn? We consider the prospects on appeal, as well as the implications for former National Security Advisor John Bolton.

But of course what you really want to know is what your hosts think of episode the of "The Mandalorian." That, plus Lamar Jackson!

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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