The National Security Law Podcast

The National Security Law Podcast: Why Is There No SJA Aboard the Starship Enterprise?

By Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 8:40 AM

In this week’s episode, co-hosts Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney discuss and debate:

  1. The proposed Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act (and DOJ’s January 2021 response to an earlier version of the DTPA)
  2. A pair of recent federal prosecutions involving attempt/conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State–and corresponding lessons about the way in which terrorism cases are developed using cooperating witnesses and undercover officers.
  3. The DC Circuit’s ruling in the al-Tamir (was al-Hadi) military commission case (rejecting the defendant’s arguments about the adequacy of the government’s proposed remedy for a situation in which the presiding military judge had made rulings while seeking employment elsewhere in the government).
  4. We have a National Cyber Director nominee at last, and it’s a good one.
  5. SCOTUS and the Shadow Docket: insights from the Tandon ruling.

All that, plus the usual frivolity!