On Sept. 23, the Justice Department released proposed legislation to revise Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which shields internet platforms from liability for third-party content shared on their services.
Former U.S. district judge John Gleeson, the amicus curiae appointed by the court in Michael Flynn's case, has filed his reply brief arguing that Judge Emmet Sullivan has discretion under Rule 48(a) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure to deny the government's motion to dismiss Flynn's case. The brief is available here and below.
Over the course of two short days, figures affiliated with the GOP published three different deceptively edited videos on social media. Platforms can’t handle the challenge alone.
Our summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s final report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The president’s clemency for his confidante is totally unsurprising—which is part of what makes it so bad.
In the end, President Trump has probably succeeded in his effort to keep his financial records from Congress through the November election. But if his goal was to prevent the judiciary from enforcing congressional subpoenas affecting him, he has likely failed.
At 5pm Eastern time, Lawfare readers can tune in to a discussion of the Supreme Court's decisions today in Trump v. Mazars and Trump v. Vance, with Marty Lederman, Dahlia Lithwick, Leah Litman and Margaret Taylor. Lawfare Editor in Chief Benjamin Wittes and Kate Klonick will host the discussion on their show, "In Lieu of Fun." Usually Lawfare doesn't cross-publish the show, but we wanted to flag today's broadcast for everyone who has been following Mazars and Vance.