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: Resistance Is Feudal (aka an Interview with CISA’s Eric Goldstein)

We are very excited for this week’s show, in which we interview Eric Goldstein—the executive assistant director for cybersecurity at DHS CISA!  We had a terrific conversation, with a focus on (1) understanding the specific programs and activities that CISA engages in to improve cybersecurity, (2) the highlights from President Biden’s cybersecurity executive order and (3) career pathway insights.

The National Security Law Podcast

The National Security Law Podcast: Back in Steve’s Office

Recording episode 202 was something of a milestone for us, because we met in Steve’s office for an in-person recording for the first time since Before. Wow! We’re grateful to be back in the “studio,” and we found it was a much-more fun experience for us. See if you can detect the difference as we talk about

The National Security Law Podcast

The National Security Law Podcast: Revels, Revolts and Reduxes … Part Deux

Our latest episode is shorter than normal because … well, we recorded most of it and then lost the file. Suffice to say we were a bit tired by the time the re-recording was done!  Or maybe we’re better off this way? Either way, tune in for our thoughts on the DC Circuit’s en banc grant in the al Hela GTMO detainee case (asking whether the Fifth Amendment Due Process Clause applies at GTMO), the ACLU’s attempt to get SCOTUS to review a FISCOR decision relating to the ACLU’s efforts to compel public release of FISC opinions on First Amendment grounds and the recent FOIA-based release of the 2