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The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

Anna Hickey
Friday, January 12, 2024, 5:30 PM
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On Lawfare Live, Benjamin Wittes talked to Anna Bower, Roger Parloff, Quinta Jurecic, and Scott Anderson about what occurred during the oral arguments for former President Trump's appeal of Judge Chutkan's denial of his presidential immunity defense at the D.C. Circuit and what they expect to see next.

Audio from the Lawfare Live with Wittes, Bower, Anderson, Jurecic, and Parloff was additionally published as an episode of the Lawfare Podcast.

Bower was in the courtroom for oral arguments in former President Trump’s appeal of Judge Chutkan’s denial of his presidential immunity claim at the D.C. Circuit and wrote a summary of the arguments.

Anna Hickey shared the livestream for the Jan. 9 oral arguments for the presidential immunity defense appeal at the D.C. Court of Appeals.

On the Lawfare Podcast, Bower talked to Wittes, Jurecic, R. Stanton Jones, and Matthew Seligman about what they expected to hear at the oral arguments over former President Trump’s presidential immunity defense at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and how the D.C. Circuit might rule.

Natalie Orpett and Wittes discussed the first episode of season two of The Aftermath, which launched on Jan. 6, entitled “The Grossly Impudent Lie.”

On this week’s episode of “Lawfare Live: Trump’s Trials and Tribulations,” Wittes was joined by Bower, Parloff, and Jurecic to discuss the flurry of motions filed in Fulton County, closing arguments in the New York civil fraud trial, and more.

On the Lawfare Podcast, Wittes talked to Michael Gottlieb about his work on behalf of Georgia election workers Shaye Moss and Ruby Freeman in their defamation suit against Rudy Giuliani.

Chris Mirasola constructed a hypothetical series of events that could follow a decision from the Supreme Court disqualifying Trump from the 2024 ballot.

On the Lawfare Podcast, Wittes sat down with Bower and Parloff to discuss Section 3 litigation occurring from Colorado to Maine, where the  Jan. 6 case against Trump stands, and more

On the Lawfare Podcast, Bower was joined by Tristan Snell to talk about the New York civil fraud trial against Trump and his business and what is likely to happen next in the case.

Matthew Gluck and Wittes argued that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin should be fired because of his failure to inform the White House, Congress, and the public about his cancer and medical procedures to treat it.

Amicahi Cohen and Yuval Shany explained the Israeli Supreme Court’s two decisions striking down the Netanyahu government’s attempts to shift the balance of power between the branches of government.

On the Lawfare Podcast, Wittes sat down with Cohen and Shany to talk about the Israeli Supreme Court’s decision striking down Prime Minister Bibi Netenyahu’s judicial reform legislation and where the judicial politics of Israel go from here.

On Rational Security, Anderson and Jurecic sat down with Orpett to discuss South Africa’s allegations before the International Court of Justice that Israel violated the Genocide Convention, and more.

Matthew Waxman provided a historical analysis of the constitutional debates over congressional war power delegation.

Sabina Henneberg explained what Algeria can do as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council with its two-year term starting this month.

In this week’s installment of Lawfare’s Foreign Policy Essay series, Sam Mundy, Mick Mulroy, and Ben Connable offered recommendations for increasing the effectiveness of U.S. international aid delivery.

Justin Sherman and Devan Desai argued that the FTC’s proposed modifications to the Health Breach Notification are an important step to update health privacy regulations.

In the latest edition of the Seriously Risky Business cybersecurity newsletter, Tom Uren discussed Russia’s current cyberwar against Ukraine, ransomware attacks in Paraguay, and more.

And on Chatter, Shane Harris spoke to A.B. Stoddard about her dad’s decision to air the made-for-TV movie “The Day After,” which graphically depicted the effects of a nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union.

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.