Robert Chesney

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Bobby Chesney is the Charles I. Francis Professor in Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas School of Law. He also serves as the Director of UT-Austin's interdisciplinary research center the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. His scholarship encompasses a wide range of issues relating to national security and the law, including detention, targeting, prosecution, covert action, and the state secrets privilege; most of it is posted here. Along with Ben Wittes and Jack Goldsmith, he is one of the co-founders of the blog.

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The National Security Law Podcast

The National Security Law Podcast: School’s 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 Capt. Brian Mizer (learned counsel for the defense in that case). Tune in for an extensive discussion of the upcoming D.C. Circuit argument (Jan.

The National Security Law Podcast

The National Security Law Podcast: 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 the nature, history, and issues associated with ye ol’ State Secrets Privilege!

As for the frivolity?  Let’s just say that if you are not a fan of Chevy Chase, you’ll want to skip the final segment.

 

The National Security Law Podcast

The National Security Law Podcast: 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 his oral history so you don’t have to, along with some other writings, and we unpack it all for you here in Episode 103.  For good measure, we’ve also got a close look at the latest GTMO habeas litigant to attempt (vainly, we suspect) to get the attention of SCOTUS, along with notes on recent uses of force in Somalia, DRPK sanctions out of Treasury, and the arrest of the Huawei CFO in Canad