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Episode 132: On the Way to Greenland!
And we are back with more debate and discussion concerning the latest national security and law news!  In this week’s episode, co-hosts Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck explore: The legal complexities that followed from the...
Aug 20, 2019
Episode 131: El Paso and Domestic Terrorism
This week’s episode features an extended discussion of domestic terrorism as a legal category and as a policy category, in light of the attack in El Paso.  Among other aspects, we discuss: Substantive criminal charging...
Aug 06, 2019
Episode 130: In Case of Vacancy, Who Becomes Our Acting Podcast Host?
And we’re back with a new episode, with co-hosts Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney discussing and debating the latest national security law news (and, let’s face it, engaging in *lots* of digressions).  This week we’ve...
Jul 31, 2019
Episode 129: This Is Quite the War Powers Podcast
This week on the National Security Law Podcast, with co-hosts Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck: War Powers: Congressional testimony from the State Department’s Acting Legal Advisor confirms that the administration has placed AQIM on the list...
Jul 24, 2019
Episode 128: Now Witness the Power of this Fully Armed and Operational [PCLOB]!
For our latest episode, we offer you NSL Podcast Mad Libs in lieu of show notes! We’re back after a __ [number]-week break, and there have been some ____ [noun] security law developments in the...
Jul 17, 2019
Episode 127: It’s Bobby Bonilla Day!
Welcome back to the National Security Law Podcast, where co-hosts Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck cross-swords with courtesy and nerdistry while reviewing the latest national security legal news (along with a healthy does of frivolity...
Jul 01, 2019
Episode 126: Sometimes, “Nothing” Is Important
We are back with the latest in national security legal developments, with Professors Chesney and Vladeck agreeing where they can and arguing respectfully (and, let’s face it, nerdishly) where they can’t.  On tap this week:...
Jun 26, 2019
Episode 125: Worst of Both Worlds
We are back with the latest national security law news, with your co-hosts Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney explaining, debating, and–let’s face it–geeking out.  This week we’ve got: War Powers: The latest events in the...
Jun 18, 2019
Episode 124: Who’s Ron Swanson?!?
And we are back, after a one-week hiatus, with loads of national security law debate and discussion, not to mention some Grade B frivolity! On tap for Professors Vladeck and Chesney: Detention of Enemy Combatants:...
Jun 13, 2019
Episode 123: Our Gym Was Named for the Espionage Act Guy???
In a final episode before taking a one-week travel break, co-hosts Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck discuss and debate an array of recent national security law developments including: Assange & the Espionage Act: DOJ has...
May 28, 2019
Episode 122: That Didn’t Fly for Buchanan…
In this week’s episode, Professors Vladeck and Chesney discuss and debate: The district court ruling in Trump v. Committee on Oversight, in which the court rejects an attempt to quash a subpoena directed at an accounting...
May 21, 2019
Episode 121: The Persian Gulf of Tonkin
In this week’s episode, Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney debate and discuss the latest national security legal news, including: Iran – The prospect of some form of armed conflict with Iran, and the various legal...
May 15, 2019
Episode 120: Bran, Bron, What’s the Difference?
And we’re back!  Tune in as Professors Chesney and Vladeck discuss and debate the latest national security legal news, including: The legal framework for Congressional subpoenas (and the problems that arise when the Executive Branch...
May 07, 2019
Episode 119: This Podcast Is Dark and Full of Spoilers
After a one-week hiatus, the NSL Podcast is back!  Tune in for debate and discussion as Professors Vladeck and Chesney talk about: The Mueller Report and its aftermath Impeachment vs Censure The Trump Subpoena litigation...
Apr 30, 2019
Episode 118: Steve Targaryen, First of His Name
This week we debate three timely topics: Al Nashiri Part 7,146: the D.C. Circuit has issued a unanimous ruling slamming former Judge Spath for failing to disclose a manifest conflict of interest, slamming pretty much...
Apr 17, 2019
Episode 117: Y’all Got Designated
Live episode!  We recorded this morning before a live audience at the University of Texas School of Law reunion weekend.  It was a packed house of terrific alumni, and happily the week’s news conspired (pardon...
Apr 13, 2019
Episode 116: This Podcast Can Only Be Detained for Six Months
Join us as Professors Vladeck and Chesney discuss and debate the latest national security law news!  This week we’ve got: The Adham Hassoun case: Can the government hold a terrorism-related individual in long-term immigration custody...
Apr 02, 2019
Episode 115: This Podcast Does Not Have a Grandparent Born in Ireland
We are back after a spring break hiatus, and we do not lack for things to discuss and debate in the wide world of national security law.  Tune in for: What we can make of...
Mar 25, 2019
Episode 114: Manafortnite
This week’s show features debate and discussion between co-hosts Professors Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney regarding: Paul Manafort: comparing his first and second federal sentences, and the timing of the new New York State charges...
Mar 13, 2019
Episode 113 – 702 : Madison :: 215 : Hamilton
So much to debate, so little time! Tune in as Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney plow through a host of recent (and not-so-recent) events in the world of national security law: Fazaga v. FBI –...
Mar 06, 2019
Episode 112: And the Oscar Goes To…NSL Podcast!
The Oscars may not have a host, but we do!  Tune in to our latest episode as co-hosts Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney debate a wide range of national security developments from the past week,...
Feb 26, 2019
Episode 111: This National Emergency Podcast Requires the Use of the Armed Forces
Ready to dive deep, way deep, into the president’s national emergency declaration and the resulting lawsuits?  We’ve got you covered.  Tune in as Professors Vladeck and Chesney tease out and debate the nuances. Along the...
Feb 19, 2019
Episode 110: This Podcast Is Not Subject to Military Jurisdiction
Your favorite weekly show combining serious debate about the latest national security legal developments with a healthy dose of frivolity is back! [ed. note: this is the only show like that, so you should delete...
Feb 12, 2019
Episode 109: The State of the Podcast Is Strong!
This week on the National Security Law Podcast, we’ve got: A heavy pace of airstrikes against al Shabaab targets in Somalia Ruminations on declining media attention (and the prospect of a sharper dropoff soon) to...
Feb 06, 2019
Episode 108: Is It Arnold Palmer or Iced Tea-Lemonade?
Unlike Rent Live, all of our personnel participated in this week’s show!  We’ve got: The Venezuela Crisis: International Law complications with dueling recognitions More Venezuela: “5,000 Troops to Colombia” and Section 1021 of the Ronald...
Jan 30, 2019
Episode 107: Clearly Right, Once Again
Welcome back to the National Security Law Podcast!  Where else can you get both a preview of a looming surveillance law debate *and* a fine-grained debate about how best for the NFL to address blown...
Jan 22, 2019
Episode 106: Schools Out For Summer
This week on the National Security Law Podcast, co-hosts Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck are joined by Michel Paradis (lead counsel for the defense in the al-Nashiri military commission case) and Captain Brian Mizer (learned...
Jan 14, 2019
Episode 105: That Doesn’t Mean You Do It Stupid!
If your New Year’s Resolution involves finding a podcast exploring the legal aspects of major national security events and institutions, we are here to help!  Start of 2019 the right way with our first episode...
Jan 07, 2019
Episode 104: This Podcast Is a State Secret
Deep-dive alert! That’s right, we are closing out 2018 with a deep-dive episode on the State Secrets Privilege. From Totten to Reynolds and on to the present day, you’ll want to tune in for this hour-long exploration of...
Dec 18, 2018
Episode 103: This Podcast Should Be Dis-BARRed
Interested in the views of Once and Future Attorney General Bill Barr on questions like the power of the president to initiate a war, remove officials, and other hot separation of powers topics?  We read...
Dec 11, 2018
Episode 102: This Podcast Is Bowl-Eligible
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or at least it’s the most wonderful time of the week, for we’ve just posted the latest episode of National Security Law Podcast!  Tune in for: Military...
Dec 05, 2018
Episode 101: “To me, [this podcast] is perfect”
And we’re back, full of turkey and much else besides!  We hope you all had a restful and grateful Thanksgiving (or, for our non-American listeners, that you had a wonderful ordinary work week), and are...
Nov 27, 2018
Episode 100! Trumplandia: If I Did It…
It finally happened: a live episode, on the occasion of our 100th episode! Today we recorded at American University Washington College of Law thanks to the good offices of our friend–and co-host this week–Prof. Jen...
Nov 14, 2018
Episode 99: The Deepest Dive: Surveillance, Section 702, and Section 215
This week we’ve got the concluding episode in our trilogy of deep dives exploring the history and evolution of our foreign-intelligence collection legal architecture (see here and here for the two earlier episodes).  Our focus...
Nov 06, 2018
Episode 98: That’s What Leadership Looks Like
In today’s episode we take a break from our deep-dive series on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in order to reengage with the weekly inflow of national security law news.  We had no choice, really,...
Oct 30, 2018
Episode 97: FISA Part Deux (A Deeper Dive)
Aaaaand we’re back!  Yesterday we posted the first in a series of Deep Dive episodes on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, covering the origins and early-evolution of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.  Today, we pick...
Oct 26, 2018
Episode 96: A Deep Dive into…the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
Welcome to part 1 of a 2-part deep-dive series concerning FISA!  In this episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck begin with the history and context leading up to the creation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act...
Oct 25, 2018
Episode 95: Not Everybody Be DPH’ing!
Welcome to the latest episode of the National Security Law Podcast!  We’re back with our usual mix of discussion and debate about the most-interesting legal developments relating to national security over the past week. And...
Oct 16, 2018
Episode 94: The Enemy of My Friend Is My Enemy
It’s a late-night, mid-week episode of the National Security Law Podcast! We’ve got: Senator Kaine’s letter to DOD raising questions about the theory of collective self-defense as applied in the domestic law context, in relation to the...
Oct 11, 2018
Episode 93: Is This a Buddy Podcast?
Spotted: A rare episode of the National Security Law Podcast clocking in at under one hour!  And yet there was much to discuss, including: T-Shirts!!!! At long last, the much-anticipated NSL Podcast t-shirts are for sale.  All...
Oct 02, 2018
Episode 92: Have Fun Storming the Castle!
And we’re back!  Tonight’s episode features: SCOTUS preview: though many have missed it, SCOTUS is in fact back in session very soon, and we have a preview of security-related petitions and some early grants as...
Sep 26, 2018
Episode 91: A Deep Dive Into the History of Military Commissions
There’s no shortage of news this week, but comparatively little of it is national security law news, and so we are back with a fresh deep dive episode.  For better or worse, it’s our longest...
Sep 18, 2018
Episode 90: What’d I Miss?
Well, would you look at that: your hosts are back in town at the same time at last, and they’ve got a fresh episode covering some of the major national security legal developments of the...
Sep 13, 2018
Episode 89: A Deep Dive into the Steel Seizure Case (Youngstown Sheet & Tube v. Sawyer)
And we are back…with a second-consecutive deep-dive episode.  This week, Professors Chesney and Vladeck explore the iconic 1952 decision of the Supreme Court in Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer, better known as the “Steel...
Sep 04, 2018
Episode 88: A Deep Dive into the Anwar al-Awlaki Case(s)
We are back this week with a new “deep dive” episode, this time focused on the issues raised by the U.S. government’s use of lethal force against Anwar al-Awlaki–a U.S. citizen who became a key...
Aug 28, 2018
Episode 87: The D.C. Circuit Ain’t Inquorate
And we’re back, with much to discuss in the wacky world of national security law.  Join Professors Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney as they wrestle with: A *huge* ruling by Judge Pohl in the Military...
Aug 21, 2018
Episode 86: This Episode Was Not Recorded in the Situation Room!
We are back with review and analysis of the latest national security law developments, hot on the heels of last week’s deep-dive episode.  We’ll have another deep dive soon, but for now it’s back to...
Aug 14, 2018
Episode 85: Party Like It’s June 28, 2004!
It had to happen sooner or later: an actual slow week for national security law!  Ugh!  Well, time to make lemonade from the lemons.  A slow week in NSL news means that we can take...
Aug 07, 2018
Episode 84: Happily, We Found Someone Who Knows What They’re Talking About!
We are very excited to have a special guest this week: the one and only Amy Jeffress!   Join us as Amy, Steve, and Bobby discuss: The cyber provisions in the just-passed NDAA Doe v. Mattis...
Aug 01, 2018
Episode 83: [Steve] Is the Kiss of Death
Welcome to the latest National Security Law Podcast episode.  Though Steve and Bobby both have been moonlighting (here is Steve on the Lawfare Podcast and here’s Bobby on the Cyber Law Podcast), there’s no place like...
Jul 25, 2018
Episode 82: Helsinki…Sweden!
Another busy week for the National Security Law Podcast!  Buckle up for: “The Press Conference” and its aftermath – Your co-hosts agree that it was a fiasco, but they disagree sharply on whether administration officials...
Jul 17, 2018
Episode 81: The Road to 10,000
We’re back after a one-week layoff!  No SCOTUS announcement yet, alas, but we do have this to offer: Doe v. Mattis and the upcoming hearing on the government’s plan to release Doe in Syria The...
Jul 09, 2018
Ep.80: SCOTUS-palooza
Hot on the heels of the Kennedy retirement announcement, we’ve got our special Supreme Court finale episode!  This is the show for you if you would enjoy detailed and amicable debate and discussion concerning: the...
Jun 27, 2018
Episode 79: It’s a Girl!
Before getting into the run of this week’s show: Congratulations to Steve and Karen on the birth of their daughter!!! Meanwhile, in the wild wacky world of national security law, what a week it was. ...
Jun 20, 2018
Episode 78: Live from Singapore, Malaysia (?!?)
Ok, Steve and Bobby are not actually in Singapore (we sent Dennis Rodman instead). As usual, they’re up on the 6th floor at Texas Law, bringing you the following this week: Doe v. Mattis –...
Jun 12, 2018
Episode 77: Pardon Me?
Hello friends, and welcome back to the latest episode!  Last week was a bit quiet, but things are heating up.  This week we review and debate: War Powers:  This week saw the release of the...
Jun 05, 2018
Episode 76: The Valley of Ignorance
This week on the show: Another big win for FBI & DOJ in a terrorism prosecution, as a Maryland man gets 35 years for going to Somalia and becoming an unprivileged participant in hostilities for...
May 30, 2018
Episode 75: I Hereby Demand, & Tomorrow Will Officially Order, That You Listen to This Podcast
Never a slow week in this business… This week we’ve got breakdowns and debates over some familiar topics: Military Commissions: The convoluted proceedings in the al-Nashiri prosecution became a bit less tangled this week, as...
May 22, 2018
Episode 74: We’re Spending It On Barbecue!
Spring classes may be over, but national security legal news hasn’t slowed down one bit.  This week, Professors Chesney and Vladeck wrestle with the following: The D.C. Circuit ruling in Doe v. Mattis (forbidding the...
May 15, 2018
Episode 73: The Penumbras of the Category
Welcome back to the National Security Law Podcast!  This week, Professors Vladeck and Chesney discuss and debate the following: Doe v. Mattis: The D.C. Circuit has affirmed the injunction barring the government from turning John...
May 08, 2018
Episode 72: This Podcast Was Recorded Before, On, or After 9/11
No shortage of topics this week. Join us as Professors Chesney and Vladeck debate and discuss: United States v. al-Hawsawi, in which Judge Pohl rules that a military commission prosecution can proceed against an accused...
May 01, 2018
Episode 71: Everyone Knows It Is Saudi Arabia!!!
We have much to discuss in the world of national security and law this week, including but not limited to the worst-kept secret in the world. And we have some grade-A frivolity if you are...
Apr 24, 2018
(Bonus Episode) Ep.70: The Corker-Kaine AUMF
Well, we’re back, 24 hours after dropping Episode 69. Why? 2018, that’s why! Seriously, lot’s to discuss: A deep-dive into the draft 2018 AUMF from Senators Corker and Kaine.  Tune in for a VERY detailed...
Apr 17, 2018
Episode 69: Friday Was Quite a Month
In light of the amazing developments last Friday, we decided to move the show up to today.  Tune in for discussion of five things that happened just that one day: A deep dive on the...
Apr 16, 2018
Episode 68: This Podcast Is Not Protected by the Attorney-Client Privilege
Welcome to episode 68!  On tap for this week: Tom Bossert is out, and Michael Cohen is in trouble.  We’ll talk mostly about the latter, with an emphasis on the way that attorney-client privilege law...
Apr 10, 2018
Episode 67: CTRL-F Redaction Fail
Welcome back to the National Security Law Podcast!  This week, Professors Vladeck and Chesney review the following recent developments: A drone strike against AQIM targets in southwestern Libya: What if anything does this tell us...
Apr 03, 2018
Episode 66: Can You DIG It?
Welcome back for another episode of the National Security Law Podcast, with Professors Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney.  It has been another not-at-all slow week.  On tap for today: The CLOUD Act: It’s now the...
Mar 27, 2018
Episode 65: Caging a Tiger
With apologies for short shownotes, here are the headlines for this week’s NSL Podcast: The McCabe firing The prospect of legislation permitting judicial review of any decision to fire Mueller An update of the declaration...
Mar 21, 2018
Episode 64: Beware the Ides of CFIUS!
So there you are on the beach for spring break, drink in hand and headphones on.  Time for some…National Security Law Podcast!  We’re back with a special midweek episode because, well, we’ll never keep up...
Mar 15, 2018
Episode 63: Mueller Is the Only Vulcan in the Room
Out on spring break but still listening to the podcast?  We love it!  Actually, your hosts Professors Chesney and Vladeck are out on spring break too, but before they left town they sat down to...
Mar 12, 2018
Episode 62: Wait–We Have to Talk About GATT?!?
It’s not every week on this show that we get to talk about the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade!  And if that’s not an appealing hook to get...
Mar 05, 2018
Episode 61: Judge Pohl Says: “Hold My Beer”
No shortage of topics this week, but then again there was no shortage last week, or before that, or…ever.  So, what’s on tap?  Tune in to hear Professors Chesney and Vladeck explore: A host of...
Feb 27, 2018
Episode 60: TL;DL – This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
An over-long episode with a short title to reflect a very busy–and somewhat bizarre–eight day stretch in the wide world of national security law.  This week, your hosts Professors Chesney and Vladeck weigh in on:...
Feb 21, 2018
Episode 59: Share the Cookies
We don’t lack for topics this week!  In today’s episode, Professors Vladeck and Chesney eat a number of cookies while talking about the following: Rachel Brand steps down at DOJ.  As George III might say,...
Feb 13, 2018
Episode 58: Is It Treason Not to Clap For This Podcast?
Sorry that football season is over?  Lucky for you, the National Security Law Podcast has no offseason!  And lucky for your co-hosts, the world keeps generating new topics for conversation and debate.  This week, Professors Vladeck...
Feb 06, 2018
Episode 57: About that #Mehmo (Special Edition on the Nunes Memo Release)
President Trump has declassified the Nunes Memo and it now is available to the public.  Your hosts–Professors Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck–give it a deep-dive review here in a special-edition podcast episode.  Tune in to...
Feb 02, 2018
Episode 56: The State of the Uniom Is…ExStravagant!
You might not want to watch the State of the Union tonight, but don’t miss this episode of the podcast! This week we cover: The missing Russia sanctions?  A statute enacted last summer appears at first...
Jan 30, 2018
Episode 55: #ReleaseThePodcast
Happy anniversary, y’all!  It’s been one full year since we launched this podcast, and we are very grateful for all our listeners.  Here’s hoping there is *less* to discuss in our second year! This week,...
Jan 23, 2018
Ep. 54: Family Ties or Family Matters?
And we’re back, with another weekly dose of national security legal news and analysis.  Fresh off the stove this week we have: Dalmazzi – Steve is just returned from his first Supreme Court argument, in...
Jan 17, 2018
Episode 53: Tanks, Bombs, Bombs, and Guns
In this week’s episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck take on three sets of issues under the national security law heading: ACLU v. Mattis (the US citizen enemy combatant case): Since the last episode, the government...
Jan 09, 2018
Episode 52: Trump Derangement Syndrome or a Distraction from the Forever War?
Merry New Year! 2018 is underway, but in today’s episode we are looking back at 2017.  More specifically, we are looking back to predictions made in early 2017 regarding the changes President Trump surely would...
Jan 03, 2018
Episode 51: Temporary, Immediate, and Unmonitored Access to this Podcast
Well, 2017 is almost done.  No doubt there are a few more kicks-in-the-pants on the way before it’s all said and done, but hey, we can at least offer you one final episode of this...
Dec 27, 2017
Episode 50: The Big Chill
Are your other podcasts letting you down by taking a holiday break?  Never fear, National Security Law Podcast is here! With two host who would much rather be podcasting than grading exams, you are assured...
Dec 19, 2017
Episode 49: Around the Horn With Interrogation, Detention, Prosecution, and Targeting
In this week’s episode, Professors Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney pick up the thread on a handful of familiar issues, and introduce a few new ones as well. Interrogation:  Their first topic is a blend, actually:...
Dec 12, 2017
Episode 48: The Logan Act: Not Just Another Hugh Jackman Movie
In this week’s episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck catch up with a number of 2017’s most-persistent national security law sagas. For starters, there’s the indictment and plea agreement of Michael Flynn.  What does the charge...
Dec 05, 2017
Episode 47: Donuts and Depth Charges
And…they’re back!  Fresh off of Thanksgiving, Professors Chesney and Vladeck are (all too) fired up to discuss the latest national security law news (not to mention a bunch of stuff that just isn’t relevant to...
Nov 28, 2017
Episode 46: The $15 Million Dollar Man
In this week’s episode, your devoted hosts dig into a bonanza of national security law odds-and-ends. First up is an en banc decision by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review involving the standing of...
Nov 16, 2017
Episode 45: An Inter-Jurisdictional Cluster-You-Know-What?
Has it only been a week?  Yeesh.  Well, we are back!  In this episode, Professors Vladeck and Chesney focus on three topics: The Mueller investigation and the prospect that Mike Flynn may be charged under...
Nov 07, 2017
Episode 44: Interrogation, Prosecution, and Detention Issues in the Wake of the NYC Attack
We are back, one day after dropping episode 43, with an emergency podcast discussion the legal consequences of the horrific attack that occurred in New York City yesterday.  The need for the podcast flows from...
Nov 01, 2017
Episode 43: Unseal this Podcast!
It’s been a busy week in national security law!  In Episode 43, Professors Chesney and Vladeck take on: Mueller-Time: Indictments against Manafort and Gates, and an even-more important plea deal. ACLU v. Mattis and the...
Oct 31, 2017
Episode 42: The Magic Bullet Travel Ban(d)
This week Professors Chesney and Vladeck start with a close look at Smith v. Trump, a case that seeks a judicial ruling on whether the Islamic State really falls within the scope of the 2001 AUMF. ...
Oct 24, 2017
Episode 41: Han Shot First
If you were unsure about whether your hosts are geeks, this episode will help settle the question.  But before we get to what Professors Chesney and Vladeck think they know but don’t really, here’s the...
Oct 17, 2017
Episode 40: It’s a Conspiracy
In this week’s episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck zero in on four recent developments involving law and national security. First, they explore the Supreme Court’s decision not to review the splintered decision of the en...
Oct 10, 2017
Episode 39: It Is More Likely Than Not That Our FARRA Discussion Will Bore You
If you have ever wondered what statutes, constitutional principles, and judicial precedents come into play when the U.S. government contemplates transferring an American citizen from our military custody to the custody of another government, this...
Oct 04, 2017
Episode 38: How Did We Get Through This One Without Saying “Posse Comitatus”?
Seriously, how did they manage not to say “posse comitatus” during this episode?  Sigh.  In this week’s episode, Professors Vladeck and Chesney do talk at length about various legal issues raised by the devastation in...
Sep 27, 2017
Episode 37: Enemy Combatants, Agents of Foreign Powers
In this week’s episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck explore three big national security law developments from the past few days. First up: the news that the FISC, on two separate occasions, issued orders authorizing surveillance...
Sep 19, 2017
Episode 36: NSA General Counsel Glenn Gerstell on Section 702
We have a special treat in this off-cycle episode!  NSA GC Glenn Gerstell is in Austin to speak to our students here at UT, and (no doubt against his better judgment) he agreed to sit...
Sep 14, 2017
Episode 35: Will This Be the Year of Military Courts at the Supreme Court?
Will this year’s Supreme Court term be packed with cases relating to military courts?  In this week’s show, Professors Chesney and Vladeck explore the possibility.  The Supreme Court currently has before it an array of...
Sep 12, 2017
Episode 34: January 2019 as the Start of the 9/11 Trial: Over/Under?
In today’s episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck spend time with three legal topics (before spiraling off into some ill-informed commentary on the college football season).  First, building off a report that FBI arrests of Islamic...
Sep 05, 2017
Episode 33: How About a Presidential Pardon…For This Episode
In this week’s episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck take advantage of a relatively quiet week for national security law developments in order to range across a number of topics. Being in Texas, we are all...
Aug 30, 2017