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The National Security Law Podcast: Most Likely to Engage in a Seditious Conspiracy

Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Friday, January 21, 2022, 11:44 AM

The latest episode of The National Security Law Podcast

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Seeing as how 2022 is well underway, it’s probably about time we produced a new episode! Tune in for co-hosts Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney as they discuss and debate:

  • The various international and domestic law questions that might arise in that Russia (further) invades Ukraine
  • The oral argument in Thompson v. Trump (especially the presidential immunity question)
  • The who-owns-the-privilege question in Trump v. Thompson (not a typo)
  • The seditious conspiracy indictment against Oath Keepers leaders
  • What federal statutes have to say about a scenario in which the president might confer authority on a private armed group to “enforce” the law
  • Believe it or not, a judicial change in a military commission
  • More GTMO detainees approved (by Periodic Review Board) for transfer out (though no one actually seems to be leaving)

All that plus the usual frivolity, this time featuring the classic combination of (1) Jim Carrey films and (2) NFL playoffs.

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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