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The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

Katherine Pompilio
Sunday, February 27, 2022, 2:10 PM

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Jen Patja Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic spoke with Olga Lautman and Shane Harris about Russian military aggression toward Ukraine:

Dominic Cruz Bustillos translated Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Feb. 23 speech from Ukrainian and Russian to English. Zelenskyy made the remarks just hours before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

Scott R. Anderson, Zachary Badore, Anastasia Bradatan, Alexander Herkert, Bryce Klehm, Rohini Kurup, Jaime Lopez, Katherine Pompilio, Anna-Marie Robertson and Thomas G. Warschefsky assembled governments' and international organizations' formal reactions to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Sara Bjerg Moller discussed NATO’s role in the international response to the Ukraine crisis. 

Ingrid Wuerth explained the need for a more focused international legal order dedicated to a strong core of sovereignty-protecting norms that preserve the territorial status quo and promote international peace and cooperation amidst the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro explained why Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is not enough, on its own, to destroy the world order.

Stewart Baker shared an episode of the Cyberlaw Podcast in which Baker, Michael Ellis and Nick Weaver discussed topics ranging from the Ukraine crisis to the Justice Department’s fight with cryptocurrency criminals:

Howell also shared an episode of Rational Security in which Anderson, Alan Rozenshtein and Jurecic discussed the then“partial invasion” of Ukraine and the Remington Arms settlement agreement for families of Sandy Hook shooting victims:

Robert Chesney and Steve Vladeck shared an episode of the National Security Law Podcast in which they discussed Russia’s aggression toward Ukraine and an important district court ruling in the civil suit against former President Trump:

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Benjamin Wittes, Anderson and Alexander Vindman discussed Putin’s decision to move troops into eastern Europe:

Additionally, Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Bryce Klehm sat down with Matthieu Aikins about Matthieu’s undercover journey from Afghanistan to Europe. He made the trip with his translator, Omar, who had been denied a special immigrant visa despite having been a translator for coalition forces in Afghanistan:

Sarah Harrison analyzed why the U.S. government is slow to call a coup a coup. 

Carlos Fernandez Villablanca and Matteo Pugliese explored the social and institutional challenges the incoming Chilean president will face. 

David A. Martin analyzed judicial imperialism and the “Remain in Mexico” ruling.  

David M. Driesen explained how courts can protect democracy from abuse of emergency powers. 

Jurecic and Molly E. Reynolds traced the influence of the Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. Mazars on the House investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.  

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Amy Zegart discussed her new book “Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: The History and Future of American Intelligence”:

David Priess shared an episode of the Chatter Podcast in which he and Neil Bradbury discussed assasination by poison:

Jim Dempsey discussed how federal agencies could use their authority to improve the cybersecurity of private actors under their jurisdiction.

Darrell West shared an episode of TechTank in which he interviewed Laura Coates on her views of the criminal justice system, racial and gender inequities, and ways digital technologies are complicating the work of prosecutors, defenders, and suspects:

Pompilio posted the FBI statement on its investigation into bomb threats at historically Black colleges and universities and other historically Black instutions.  

Ben Waldman and Michel Paradis discussed how the Defense Department can incorporate certain checks and balances into the targeting process to deter circumvention.

Emily Kilcrease and Sarah Stewart explained how Congress can ensure that the Creating Helpful Incentives for the Production of Semiconductors for America (CHIPS Act) funding will advance national security interests. 

And Jordan Schneider shared an episode of ChinaTalk in which he and Casey Handmer discussed the U.S. space ecosystem in both the private and public sector:

And that was the week that was. 

Katherine Pompilio is an associate editor of Lawfare. She holds a B.A. with honors in political science from Skidmore College.

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