Matthew Kahn

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Matthew Kahn is an associate editor of Lawfare and a research analyst at the Brookings Institution.

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Homeland Security

Document: Immigration Advocates File Lawsuit Challenging Legality of Asylum Rule and Proclamation

Three immigrant advocacy organizations represented by the American Civil Liberties Union have filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of California against the president, the Justice Department, Homeland Security Department and other government agencies alleging that the Trump administration's proclamation and rule on asylum applications violates the Immigration and Nationality Act and the Administrative Procedures Act.

immigration

Document: Amended Rule and Presidential Proclamation on Asylum at the Southern Border

On Thursday, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security announced an amendment to the rules governing asylum requests rendering ineligible for asylum those who attempt to enter the United States in violation of an order issued under Section 212(f) or 215(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Those statutes give the president certain authorities to restrict the entry of aliens to the United States.

Federal Law Enforcement

Jeff Sessions’s Firing, Matthew Whitaker’s Rise and the Attorney General’s Role In the Mueller Investigation

The acting attorney general’s past statements about the Russia probe raise genuine concerns about his service overseeing it.

Cybersecurity

Speech of NSA General Counsel Glenn Gerstell to 2018 ABA National Security Law Conference

National Security Agency General Counsel Glenn S. Gerstell made the following keynote address on Nov. 1 at the American Bar Association's Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law Conference. (Footnotes omitted.)

Starting my remarks with a short quotation from a hearing before the U.S. Senate seems fitting given that we’re at a legal conference in Washington:

Federal Law Enforcement

Document: Justice Department Charges Chinese and Taiwanese Firms for Economic Espionage

A grand jury in the Northern District of California has returned an indictment against United Microelectronics Corp., a Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer; Fujian Jinhua, a Chinese state-run enterprise; and three other defendants for theft of trade secrets from Micron Corp., a U.S.-based chipmaker in violation of 18 U.S.C. §1831, the Economic Espionage Act. The full indictment is below.