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The National Security Law Podcast: Enemy Combatants, Agents of Foreign Powers

By Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 4:21 PM

In this week’s episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck explore three big national security law developments from the past few days.

First up: The news that the FISC, on two separate occasions, issued orders authorizing surveillance of Paul Manafort’s communications.

Second: The news late last week that an as-yet-unnamed American citizen fighting for the Islamic State in Syria is now in US military custody and being held as an enemy combatant.

And third: An update on the travel-ban litigation as it moves into the Supreme Court.

All this, plus a random smattering of frivolous commentary on everything from the UT-USC game to the new Star Trek series.