The National Security Law Podcast: The State of the Podcast Is Strong!

Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Thursday, February 7, 2019, 10:05 AM

This week on the National Security Law Podcast, we’ve got:

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This week on the National Security Law Podcast, we’ve got:

  1. A heavy pace of airstrikes against al Shabaab targets in Somalia
  2. Ruminations on declining media attention (and the prospect of a sharper dropoff soon) to things relating to GTMO
  3. A 15-year sentence in an Islamic State material support case
  4. A magistrate recommends vacating the conviction of Hamid Hayat for ineffective assistance of counsel, some thirteen years after his original conviction under the 1994 material support statute (28 USC 2339A) (in a remarkable example of that statute’s potential scope, about which Bobby wrote here more than a decade ago).
  5. SCOTUS preview: The Court soon will consider the cert. petitions in Larabee (where Steve is counsel, and which raises questions about the ability of the military to recall former servicemembers to active duty in order to court martial them) and Hamidulin (where the Fourth Circuit rejected a Taliban fighter’s claim of combatant immunity from prosecution).
  6. The D.C. Circuit’s opinion in Klayman v. Obama, affirming dismissal of an attempt to litigate Section 215 bulk metadata collection (now superseded by the USA Freedom Act) on mootness grounds, and likewise affirming dismissal of a challenge to 702 collection on standing grounds.

And then there’s the Super Bowl. You’ll hear more offense in our breakdown of the game, the halftime show, and the commercials than you saw in the game itself!

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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