The National Security Law Podcast

The National Security Law Podcast: Behold, Our Q4 Episode

By Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 9:02 AM

Ah, well, that took a bit longer than expected!  We promise we don’t mean to let this become a quarterly show, or even a monthly.  Too much national security law for that!

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Haroon Gul’s victory in a GTMO habeas case (and what it may or may not mean for the bigger picture)
  • Majid Kahn’s sentencing testimony (and the clemency letter that the majority of the panel subsequently issued)
  • The SCOTUS decision to deny cert. in ACLU’s attempt to establish a constitutional right of public access to at least some FISC opinions (and the Gorsuch-Sotomayor dissent)
  • The SCOTUS oral argument in Fagaza, raising both statutory interpretation questions about FISA (and, possibly, constitutional questions about the State Secrets Privilege)
  • Today’s DOJ announcement about Poland’s arrest (and America’s extradition request concerning) a Ukrainian national associated with the REvil ransomware Kaseya campaign
  • The conviction (for economic espionage) of a Chinese MSS official who attempted to get an American GE employee to spill secrets (and the extradition of the defendant from Belgium, where he thought he was going to take delivery of stolen information)

And, of course, some disorganized frivolity!