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National Security Law Podcast: Who’s Ron Swanson?!?

By Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Friday, June 14, 2019, 1:44 PM

And we are back, after a one-week hiatus, with loads of national security law debate and discussion, not to mention some Grade B frivolity!

On tap for Professors Vladeck and Chesney:

  • Detention of Enemy Combatants: Assessing the significance of the SCOTUS cert. denial in al-Alwi, and Justice Breyer’s statement about the possible impact of evolving circumstances over time
  • NDAA FY’20 Draft Provisions: The Senate and House NDAA bills are packed with interesting items, including the possibility of an exception to the GTMO transfer ban for purposes of medical treatment inside the United States, reinforcement of statutory preconditions to separating the NSA/CYBERCOM “dual hat,” and more.
  • Detention and U.S. Persons: You don’t see Ted Cruz and Diane Feinstein teamed up every day, so we take a close look at the latest version of the perennial Due Process Guarantee Act.
  • The Vetoed Yemen Hostilities Resolution and Its Impact from a Youngstown perspective: Some scholars say that the bill should be construed to prohibit certain forms of support to the Saudi coalition, even though the bill died thanks to a veto.  We test that claim.
  • Circumventing Constitutional Checks on the Appointments Power: Ye ol’ Federal Vacancies Reform Act has some loose provisions, and we assess a recent move to take advantage of this.

All this and much more…including a salute to the U.S. team at the Women’s World Cup, and a discussion of the Goal Celebration Controversy…