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The National Security Law Podcast: This Podcast Is Not Wearing a Facemask (But It Did Wash Its Hands)

By Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 6:08 PM

This week in the wild world of national security law, your co-hosts Professors Vladeck and Chesney discuss and debate:

  • The prospects for legislative change to FISA (the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act), including notes on a currently-pending bill in the House
  • Trumplandia and the ODNI: The statutory deadline for the Acting ODNI (now Richard Grenell) to continue to perform that function is March 12. That deadline will be tolled by an actual nomination, but failing a nomination what then? Tune in to find out.
  • Trumplandia and the courts
  • The City of Costa Mesa sues everybody after learning that the CDC might send asymptomatic but covid-19 positive individuals into isolation there.
  • SCOTUS rejects Bivens status in Hernandez, the cross-border shooting case
  • Judge Leon declines to dismiss the Larabee suit (challenging the idea that retired servicemembers remain subject to UCMJ jurisdiction.

And then, for frivolity: a review of the new Star Wars ride (Rise of the Resistance) at Disneyland; a review of Come From Away; and a review of the latest episodes of Picard.