The National Security Law Podcast: We Are Not Not Going to Post Weekly in 2023 Maybe

Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Tuesday, January 3, 2023, 4:04 PM

The latest episode of the National Security Law Podcast.

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Happy 2023 y’all!  We are off to a quick start this year.  Tune in as Professors Vladeck and Chesney discuss recent developments, including:

  1. The Supreme Court’s “Title 42”-related action in Arizona v. Mayorkas
  2. Highlights from the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year ’23 (including a National Guard reform that did not make it, and a newly-clarified authorization for Cyber Command that did)
  3. Central Command’s year-end summary of its counter-ISIS operations in Syria and Iraq in 2022 (including remarkable statistics on the scale of detention administered by both Iraq and the SDF)
  4. Call for your help: we want suggestions for statutes, cases, or events  (including ones from long ago, not just recent events) that you’d like us to explore in future episodes (we are going to add a recurring deep-dive segment)

All that, plus ample frivolity.


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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