The Commerce Department has announced which “transaction” scenarios will be covered by the IEEPA sanctions that go into effect against TikTok and WeChat on Sept. 20. Here’s what you need to know.
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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So we took a week off without warning because, you know, 2020. But we’re back, and we sure don’t lack for things to discuss and debate! Tune in as co-hosts Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney weigh in on:
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We are back after a week off, and apparently your co-hosts used the extra time to sharpen disagreements about old school topics like … GTMO! Tune in for:
We are back with a new episode, bringing you respectful disagreements and discussion–not to mention heaps of frivolity–about the latest national security law news. This week, co-hosts Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney discuss:
Is TikTok’s suit against the government likely to succeed? Not in conventional terms—but maybe that’s not the right way to look at it.
Does it matter that President Trump last Friday night issued a CFIUS order directing ByteDance to divest itself from TikTok, given that a week earlier he already had levied IEEPA sanctions on the company? Yes indeed.