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The National Security Law Podcast: Party Like It’s June 28, 2004!

By Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Thursday, August 9, 2018, 1:55 PM

It had to happen sooner or later: an actual slow week for national security law!  Ugh!  Well, time to make lemonade from the lemons.  A slow week in NSL news means that we can take a run at a format that we originally expected to be a mainstay for the show: a deep-dive into a single significant development.

In this case, we’re going back to June 28, 2004, and the Supreme Court’s decision in Hamdi v. Rumsfeld.  It was a titanic ruling relating to military detention authority, the AUMF, citizenship, due process, and more.  In some respects, it was a huge win for the government.  In others, it was a huge defeat.  We unpack it all, along with a great deal of historical context, over the course of the hour.

And for dessert?  Frivolity circa 2004, of course!  Buckle up for a stroll down memory lane with the top movies, tv shows, books, and songs of 2004.