Hadley Baker

Hadley Baker is an Assistant Editor of Lawfare. She is a recent graduate from the University of St Andrews, studying English literature and Spanish. She was previously an intern at Lawfare.

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Lawfare No Bull: The Final Meeting of the House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 Attack

Today on Lawfare No Bull: On Dec. 19, the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the United States Capitol held its final public meeting to summarize its findings from its investigation. In the meeting, the committee also voted on criminal referrals and the release of its final report. The executive summary of the report was publicly released following the meeting.

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Lawfare No Bull: D.C. Circuit Hears Arguments in Blassingame v. Trump

Today on Lawfare No Bull: On Dec. 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments in Blassigame v. Trump, regarding whether former President Donald Trump should receive absolute civil immunity for allegations related to his Jan. 6, 2021 “Save America” rally and his conduct surrounding the subsequent attack on the Capitol. Trump appealed the D.C. district court’s February ruling on this issue, which did not grant him immunity.

Department of Defense

Defense Department Releases Zero Trust Strategy

On Nov. 22, the U.S. Department of Defense released their Zero Trust Strategy, a new approach to countering cyberattacks. The new framework employs a “‘never trust, always verify’” mindset, deviating from the Defense Department’s previously used perimeter defense model. The strategy is prompted by the “rapid growth” of offensive cyber threats and aims to fully implement the department-wide model by fiscal year 2027.

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Lawfare No Bull: The Eleventh Circuit Hears Oral Argument in the Trump Mar-a-Lago Case

Today on Lawfare No Bull: On Nov. 22, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit heard oral argument in the case regarding the storage of classified documents at former president Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence and the subsequent seizure of those documents by the Justice Department. Justice Department prosecutors argued the merits of their appeal of District Judge Aileen Cannon’s appointment of a special master to review the seized documents.

Department of Justice

Justice Department Announces New Legal Protections for Journalists

The new regulations codified a policy—announced by the attorney general in July 2021—prohibiting the use of compulsory legal process—the use of subpoenas, search warrants, court orders, and other investigatory practices—against “newsgathering” individuals who possess and/or publish classified information.