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The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

Caleb Benjamin
Wednesday, November 22, 2023, 4:50 PM
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Anna Bower reported on the Nov. 21 hearing in Fulton County court in which Judge Scott McAfee determined whether Harrison Floyd, the former leader of Black Voices for Trump, should have his bail revoked for using the social media platform X to indirectly communicate with witnesses.  

Hyemin Han reported on the Nov. 20 hearing in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on the partial gag order imposed on former President Donald Trump by U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan.  

On Lawfare No Bull, Caleb Benjamin shared edited audio of the Nov. 20 hearing in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit:

On the Lawfare Podcast, Benjamin Wittes sat down with Bower and Roger Parloff to discuss developments in Section 3 litigation in Michigan and Colorado, a hearing in the Fulton County election interference case, updates in the Mar-a-Lago case, and more:

Jason Healey, in the context of the National Cybersecurity Strategy’s calls for new and harmonized cyber regulations, discussed different types of cyber regulations, and how and in what circumstances they might be best applied. 

In the latest installment of Lawfare’s Foreign Policy Essay series, Aidan Milliff discussed the different civilian responses to political violence and how civilians’ perceptions of their agency and the predictability of future outcomes shape their behavior. 

On the Lawfare Podcast, Scott R. Anderson sat down with Madiha Afzal to discuss Pakistan’s recent deportations of Afghan refugees, the origins of the Afghan refugee population in Pakistan, how this latest action intersects with concerns over terrorism, and where the crisis may be headed next:

On the Lawfare Podcast, Matt Gluck sat down with Stephen Brooks, William Wohlforth, and Robert Keohane to discuss what it means for a country to be the most powerful in the world, the balance of power between the U.S. and China, what the War in Ukraine reveals about Russia’s global standing, and more:

On the Lawfare Podcast, Jack Goldsmith sat down with Errol Morris to discuss his latest film, “The Pigeon Tunnel,” about the great espionage novelist John le Carré. They discussed le Carré’s complex and contradictory attitudes toward the Cold War, the influence of the traitorous British intelligence officer Kim Philby on le Carré's work, what Morris and le Carré have in common as documentarians, and more:


And on Chatter, David Priess sat down with Gerald Posner to discuss the 60th anniversary of the assassination of then-President John F. Kennedy, why some anniversaries of major events resonate more than others, what actually happened on Nov. 22, 1963, early conspiracy thinking about the assassination, and more:


And that was the week that was.

Caleb Benjamin was Lawfare's fall 2023 editorial intern. He holds a B.A. with high honors in government from Dartmouth College.