The National Security Law Podcast: Sometimes You Get a Donald J. Trump

Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Thursday, December 12, 2019, 3:39 PM

Published by The Lawfare Institute
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Welcome back to the National Security Law Podcast! This week we discuss:

  1. The two Articles of Impeachment
  2. The Inspector General’s Report on the origins and conduct of the FBI’s investigation into Russian election interference
  3. Amazon’s lawsuit arguing that President Trump improperly influenced the DOD cloud contract bid selection
  4. The NDAA and the legal framework for the Defense Department to conduct (and counter) grey zone information operations
  5. The investigative report on persistent overstatement of success in Afghanistan
  6. The attempt to Dzokhar Tsarnaev to make a claim for juror/prosecutor bias in the Bostom Marathon bombing case
  7. The decision to suspend the process of designating 1 or more Mexican drug cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations

That, plus some frivolous commentary on football. Alas, no review (yet) of Mandalorian episode 5….

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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