The National Security Law Podcast: Road Trip!

Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 11:57 AM

Published by The Lawfare Institute
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We’re back, with one slightly-older co-host and another co-host who is ready to drive across the country! Tune in for discussion and debate relating to:

  • The domestic and international law aspects of the Biden administration’s decision to conduct airstrikes against Kata’ib Hezbollah targets in Syria and Iraq
  • The ongoing Biden administration internal debate over which rules should govern the use of lethal force in locations other than Syria and Iraq
  • The Supreme Court’s denial of cert. concerning warrantless searches of electronic devices at the border (leaving in place a significant circuit split, oddly)
  • The Supreme Court’s denial of cert. in a case involving torture claims against a contractor associated with the Abu Ghraib prison
  • The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ruling in Begani concerning court-martial jurisdiction over former servicemembers
  • Sentencing for a US translator who became a spy for Hezbollah, providing classified information including the identity of human sources linked to the attack that killed Iran’s Suleimani
  • Sentencing for a US person convicted of teaching the making of explosives for purposes of a federal crime of violence
  • Seizure of websites used by Kata’ib Hezbollah and also by an IRGC-affiliated Iranian media group

All that, plus the MLB crackdown on scuffed balls and … Steve’s Excellent Cross-Country Road Trip!

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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