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The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

Anna Hickey
Friday, June 7, 2024, 5:15 PM
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Tyler McBrien shared a photo essay which captured the historic moment outside the Manhattan courtroom where former President Donald Trump was found guilty on 34 counts of the falsification of business records.

In their final trial dispatch, Anna Bower, McBrien, Katherine Pompilio, and Benjamin Wittes reported on what it was like when a Manhattan jury handed down a guilty verdict to former President Donald Trump.

Bower, McBrien, Pompilio, and Wittes reported on the final week of Trump’s New York criminal trial, including the closing arguments, jury instructions, and more.

Wittes was joined by Bower, Alan Feuer, and Roger Parloff on this week’s episode of “Trump’s Trials and Tribulations,” where they discussed the Georgia Court of Appeal’s order staying lower court proceedings in Fulton County, upcoming hearings in the classified documents case, and more.

On Lawfare Daily, Anna Hickey spoke to Mary McCord to discuss the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection’s lawsuit against individuals involved with the fake electors scheme in Wisconsin to overturn the results of the 2020 election, including Kenneth Chesebro and James Troupis.

Pompilio shared the criminal complaint charging Chesebro, Troupis, and Michael Roman for their alleged efforts to subvert the 2020 presidential election.

Gabor Rona and Natalie Orpett examined the differences between the Genocide Convention and international humanitarian law to understand how a country that is complying with IHL could simultaneously be committing genocide.

Matthew Gluck analyzed how two recent evidentiary rulings related to victim impact statements in Guantanamo Bay military commissions and their potential impact on other commissions cases.

On Lawfare Daily, McBrien talked to Rachel Rizzo to talk about last month’s NATO Youth Summit, efforts the alliance is making to pitch to them its relevance and purpose, and more. 

Kai Wiggins compared data sets on antisemitism compiled by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and by law enforcement to understand the differences between the data.

On Lawfare Daily, Kevin Frazier and Alan Rozenshtein spoke to Ashley Deeks and Mark Klamberg about how AI could be used by the military, regulation efforts on the military use of AI, and more.

Christian Ruhl proposed, based on Cold War-era confidence building measures, the U.S. and China should establish an artificial intelligence hotline to improve crisis communications.

Mary-Rose Papandrea and Matt Perault outline four principles drawn from court cases where judges have struck down online child safety bills based on the First Amendment concerns that policymakers should keep in mind as they draft new legislation.

Peter N. Salib, Doni Bloomfield, and Alan Z. Rozenshtein pushed back on First Amendment based criticism of a recently passed AI safety bill, CA SB 1047, and argues that it does not violate free speech rights.

Ciaran Martin reviewed Lennart Maschemeyer’s book entitled, “Subversion: From Covert Operations to Cyber Conflict” where Mashemeyer argues that while cyber power is an important tool, it has its limitations.

On Lawfare Daily, Scott R. Anderson talked to Alex Iftimie, a deputy general counsel at OpenAI, about OpenAI’s report revealing they shut down state-backed operations using OpenAI tech, how OpenAI is responding to these activities, and more.

In this week’s installment of the Seriously Risky Business cybersecurity newsletter, Tom Uren discussed the increase in cyber campaigns by Russian backed actors in Europe, a series of breaches at the cloud data platform Snowflake, and more.

On this week’s Rational Security, Quinta Jurecic and Anderson were joined by McBrien to discuss the week’s national security news, including the Gaza cease-fire plan President Joe Biden proposed last week, and more.

John Bellinger, Sean Mirski, Catherine McCarthy, and Aaron X. Sobel examined the Eighth Circuit’s finding that Missouri’s claims that China alleged hoarding personal protective equipment is not dismissed under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and its implications for U.S. foreign policy.

On Lawfare Daily, Anderson sat down with Michael Paradis to talk about the 80th anniversary of D-Day and his new book, “The Light of Battle: Eisenhower, D-Day, and the Birth of the American Superpower.”

On this week’s Chatter, Shane Harris spoke to John Strausbaugh about his new book, “The Wrong Stuff: How the Soviet Space Program Crashed and Burned,” on how Soviet political leaders created a space program with little apparent concern for the lives of the people they sent into space.

And in this week’s Foreign Policy Essay, Charlie Winter looked at the increasing strength and influence of the Islamic State in Mozambique.

Hickey shared a livestream of the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing entitled “Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice,” at which Attorney General Merrick Garland testified.

And that was the week that was

Anna Hickey is the associate editor for communications of Lawfare. She holds a B.A. in interdisciplinary studies: communications, legal studies, economics, and government with a minor in international studies from American University.