Well, that’s not quite what the president said. It was something about American companies and trade with China, not you and your podcast app. And IEEPA can’t be used to make anyone listen to this podcast, we suppose. But voluntary cooperation is welcome, and those who tune in this week won’t be disappointed when they find co-hosts Vladeck and Chesney discussing and debating:
- The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) as a basis for a potential POTUS order barring U.S. companies from transacting with Chinese counterparts
- The latest developments (this time at the SCOTUS level) in the Ninth Circuit litigation over Trump administration rules attempting to restrict the pathways for seeking asylum in the US
- An important but overlooked military commissions development involving the viability of inchoate conspiracy charges (and the meaning of a badly splintered D.C. Circuit opinion on that topic).
As for frivolity? Not that frivolous today, actually, as your hosts take up the task of giving advice to 1Ls who are starting law school this month. Or, you could just watch clips from the Paper Chase…