The National Security Law Podcast: This Podcast is 'Considerably Recalibrated'

Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 1:03 PM

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So we took a week off without warning because, you know, 2020. But we’re back, and we sure don’t lack for things to discuss and debate! Tune in as co-hosts Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney weigh in on:

  1. The NY Times story reporting a request from AFRICOM to expand targeting authorities involving al Shabaab in Kenya in particular.
  2. The President’s denial, and then confirmation, that he favored trying to kill Bashar al-Assad.
  3. DOJ launching a criminal investigation of former National Security Advisor John Bolton.
  4. DOJ moving to interpose the U.S. government as defendant in a defamation suit stemming from President Trump’s answer to questions relating to rape allegations.
  5. A federal judge’s decision to invoke Lochner (!!!) en route to declaring various Pennsylvania public health measures unconstitutional.
  6. Whether the military can subject a person to court martial for an offense allegedly committed prior to a break in service, where the person already was prosecuted (unsuccessfully) in a state court.
  7. The latest twists and turns with TikTok and WeChat under IEEPA and CFIUS

And the Mandalorian trailer…OMG OMG OMG

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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