And we’re back, with a lot of news to cover! Tune in for discussion and (respectful) debate with our cohosts, Professors Vladeck and Chesney, as the review:
- Is it proper for the Director of National Intelligence to withhold from House Intelligence Committee a whisteblower complaint under the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act (ICWPA…Ick-Wipp-Uh!), where the IG has made a determination that the statutory standard has been met but the DNI disagrees? And what remedies might House committee (or Senate Intelligence Committee) have if the answer is no?
- About that colon/semicolon issue involving Marbury v. Madison…
- Not surprising, but still fascinating: sues Snowden and his publisher because Snowden didn’t seek pre-publication review for his new book or for certain paid speeches.
- Back to GTMO: Two D.C. Circuit judges make a point of weighing in, via a dissent from denial of a suggestion for rehearing en banc in Qassim, to express their view that (notwithstanding Boumediene) noncitizens held at GTMO cannot invoke the Fifth Amendment Due Process clause.
- Executive privilege: Does it make any sense to say that it applies as to a conversation between the president and a private citizen?
- Paging Steve Vladeck about citing Steve Vladeck; or, the story of recursive citations
Best of all, however, is the path that leads from talk of a Princess Bride reboot to a generation-later sequel to Coming to America…