In this week’s episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck make a whole series of blatantly un-Mirandized statements about some of the latest national security law developments. First, they take up a number of questions relating to the events in Charlottesville. Was the murder an act of “domestic terrorism”? What does federal criminal law have to say about domestic terrorism?
Steve Vladeck is a professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law. A 2004 graduate of Yale Law School, Steve clerked for Judge Marsha Berzon on the Ninth Circuit and Judge Rosemary Barkett on the Eleventh Circuit. In addition to serving as a senior editor of the Journal of National Security Law & Policy, Steve is also the co-editor of Aspen Publishers’ leading National Security Law and Counterterrorism Law casebooks.
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In this bizarrely titled episode (OK, they pretty much all have bizarre titles), Professors Vladeck and Chesney take on four developments in national security law from the past week: Salim v. Mitchell, ramping up of the Justice Department's anti-leak efforts, possible drone strikes on ISIS in the Philippines, and an in-the-weeds discussion on treaty law.
The National Security Law Podcast: Military Commissions, Military Officers in the Cabinet, the Laws of War, and More
This week’s episode certainly has a military theme. Professors Chesney and Vladeck start off with a surprisingly (or is it disturbingly?) lengthy discussion of the writ of mandamus litigation currently pending in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in connection with military commission proceedings. It’s like sitting in a Fed Courts class, except with worse jokes (doesn’t matter who your professor is, she or he surely was funnier than this).
Thoughts in light of the argument session to come this Wednesday in In re Mohammad.
This week, Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck discuss the Damache case, the possibility that the Attorney General will resign, and the happenings of Westeros.
If Jeff Sessions was untruthful about the content of his conversations with the Russian ambassador, could he be prosecuted for perjury?
In episode 27 of the National Security Law Podcast, Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck do a deep dive on the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force