National Security Law Podcast

The National Security Law Podcast: Cleanup on Aisle Trump!

By Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Monday, July 6, 2020, 5:04 PM

This week on NSL Podcast, co-hosts Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney review and debate the latest national security legal news, including:

  1. Russian “bounties” on U.S. forces in Afghanistan, including (theoretical) legal implications
  2. A district court ruling finding the government lacks sufficient evidence to hold Adham Hassoun under Section 412 of the USA Patriot Act
  3. The Julian Assange prosecution: new fact allegations that might help distinguish his situation from that of conventional journalists
  4. An actual bill in the Senate addressing the “going dark”/Crypto Wars 2.0 debate: The Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act
  5. SCOTUS roundup: Article II and the power to remove; extraterritorial constitutional rights; Congressional access to grand jury material; the Alien Tort Statute, foreign sovereign immunity

And for frivolity? In honor of the Disney+ stream of Hamilton, we consider the song (with a strong assist from Kirk Hamilton’s Strong Songs podcast).