The National Security Law Podcast: This Podcast Is Zoom-y!

Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Monday, March 23, 2020, 3:56 PM

Published by The Lawfare Institute
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We may be on home lockdown, but that didn’t stop us from recording! Thanks to the magic of Zoom, we gathered online to record this episode, and just for kicks we recorded the video while we were at it. So, if you ever wondered what sort of faces we make at each other while recording, well, now’s your chance. We’ll put the link for the video out, via the NSL Podcast twitter feed (@nslpodcast). Enjoy!

As for substance:

  1. The expiration of the Lone Wolf, Roving Wiretap, and Section 215 authorities and the current uncertainty over whether they’ll be renewed eventually
  2. The current pandemic: we explore the major categories of potential federal action, distinguishing the missing efforts to boost the supply of PPE, ventilators and the like from topics like federal quarantines, travel restrictions, and infection-exposure surveillance. Where is the Manhattan Project/Moonshot level effort to surge production???
  3. Reports of a DOJ proposal for legislation addressing criminal justice process when courts are shutdown or disrupted by the pandemic. Is it a Suspension when there’s a suspension of operations?

And then there’s Picard. We review the two most-recent episodes!

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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