The National Security Law Podcast

The National Security Law Podcast: Road Trip!

By Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 11:57 AM

We’re back, with one slightly-older co-host and another co-host who is ready to drive across the country! Tune in for discussion and debate relating to:

  • The domestic and international law aspects of the Biden administration’s decision to conduct airstrikes against Kata’ib Hezbollah targets in Syria and Iraq
  • The ongoing Biden administration internal debate over which rules should govern the use of lethal force in locations other than Syria and Iraq
  • The Supreme Court’s denial of cert. concerning warrantless searches of electronic devices at the border (leaving in place a significant circuit split, oddly)
  • The Supreme Court’s denial of cert. in a case involving torture claims against a contractor associated with the Abu Ghraib prison
  • The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ruling in Begani concerning court-martial jurisdiction over former servicemembers
  • Sentencing for a US translator who became a spy for Hezbollah, providing classified information including the identity of human sources linked to the attack that killed Iran’s Suleimani
  • Sentencing for a US person convicted of teaching the making of explosives for purposes of a federal crime of violence
  • Seizure of websites used by Kata’ib Hezbollah and also by an IRGC-affiliated Iranian media group

All that, plus the MLB crackdown on scuffed balls and … Steve’s Excellent Cross-Country Road Trip!