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The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

Mikhaila Fogel
Saturday, November 30, 2019, 9:11 AM

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Scott Anderson, Margaret Taylor and Benjamin Wittes wrote a Starr Report-style record of the known facts so far in L’Affaire Ukrainienne.

Jen Patja Howell shared a podcast of the Lawfare crew dissecting the public impeachment hearings last week:

Robert S. Litt provided some helpful clarification of the laws of impeachment compared with criminal rules of jury instruction.

Quinta Jurecic shared some Ukraine scandal-related State Department documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act litigation by American Oversight. Jurecic also posted addition transcripts from the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment inquiry.

Meanwhile, Jacob Schulz shared a district court opinion stating that former White House Counsel Don McGahn must comply with a congressional subpoena, and Gordon Ahl shared a petition from President Trump for the Supreme Court to rule in the Mazars case brought by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance.

Geoffrey S. Corn and Rachel E. VanLandingham dug into the Edward Gallagher case and former Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer’s departure from the Trump administration.

Robert Chesney and Steve Vladeck discussed the military commissions, the Gallagher case and more on the latest episode of the National Security Law Podcast:

Jack Goldsmith questioned the historical accuracy of Martin Scorcese’s new film “The Irishman.”

Jen Patja Howell shared a conversation between David Priess and Brian Kalt about the latter’s new book analyzing Section 4 of the 25th Amendment:

Stewart Baker interviewed Microsoft president Brad Smith for the Cyberlaw Podcast:

Sara Bjerg Moller discussed what French president Emmanuel Macron got right about NATO, Europe and the Transatlantic relationship.

Suzanne Maloney analyzed recent protests in Iran.

Matthew J. Aiesi clarified a few points regarding white phosphorus and the law of armed conflict in light of reports of Turkey’s use of the weapon in Syria.

Alvin Y.H. Cheung provided an update on the situation in Hong Kong following recent elections. Julian Ku pondered the significance of the House and Senate-passed Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act.

Lila Margalit noted recent decisions in the Israeli Supreme Court regarding the BDS movement.

Doug Stevens, IV summarized recent happenings in the South China Sea.

Lester Munson shared the latest episode of the Fault Lines podcast:

And David Priess announced Lawfare’s new partnership with Casetext, which will allow readers more extensive access to primary sources underlying articles.

And that was the week that was.

Mikhaila Fogel was an associate editor at Lawfare and a research analyst at the Brookings Institution. She previously worked as a legislative correspondent for national security and foreign affairs issues in the Office of Sen. Susan Collins. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, where she majored in history and literature and minored in government and Arabic.

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