The National Security Law Podcast: Clearly Right, Once Again

By Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Friday, January 25, 2019, 5:07 PM

Welcome back to the National Security Law Podcast! Where else can you get both a preview of a looming surveillance law debate and a fine-grained debate about how best for the NFL to address blown calls? Well, maybe there’s no market for that … but here we are anyway!

This week, we open with a review of several interesting developments at the Supreme Court, followed by updates on the issues that two separate military commission defendants (Nashiri and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed) have placed before the D.C. Circuit and a discussion of three FISA-related authorities that expire this December. We wrap up with a short note on the legal implications of the apparent Trump administration decision to recognize an opposition leader in Venezuela as the legitimate head of government there, and then conclude with an extensive debate about blown calls, instant replay, and overtime rules!