The latest on Lawfare, Sept. 28, 2022.
An imminent vote for the secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union will determine the future of the world’s oldest U.N. body—and possibly the internet itself.
This week, Alan, Quinta, and Scott were joined by Lawfare managing editor Tyler McBrien to hash through the week's big national security news, including:
U.S.-China tensions continue to simmer over Taiwan; Solomon Islands delays general election in what some call a power grab linked to China’s influence; North Korea reaffirms commitment to nuclear weapons; and more.
For much of its history, the United States has had a single law on the books that governs when the president can deploy the military to enforce federal law within the United States: the Insurrection Act. While the act hasn't been invoked in decades, it played an important role in several recent controversies, including the acts of Jan. 6. Now, some scholars have written the Jan.
The latest on Lawfare, Sept. 27, 2022.
The latest episode of the Cyberlaw Podcast.
We're bringing hacking and cybersecurity education to a remote cohort of Lawfare's material supporters and challenging them to become hackers themselves. There's still time to join us.
The Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether social media companies must explain how they moderate content. To get to an answer, the justices will have to clarify the law surrounding compelled commercial speech.
Ukraine’s offensive cyber hacking against Russia, though perhaps for aims that the international community may agree with, is nonetheless a violation of cyber norms—which should be enforced without exceptions.
In just under a week, on October 2, Brazil will hold the first round of its general election, which will determine the country's next president. To talk through all things Brazilian politics, Lawfare managing editor Tyler McBrien sat down with Brian Winter, editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly and a journalist with over a decade of experience living and reporting across Latin America. They discussed the leading candidates, Jair Bolsonaro and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the potential election crisis, and what's at stake as Brazilians head to the polls on Sunday.
The latest on Lawfare, Sept. 26, 2022.
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The aftermath of the attack on the Capitol exposed challenges of using the 25th Amendment. In its upcoming report, the Jan. 6 committee should clearly explain how the amendment works and propose legislative reforms to close gaps in its implementation.
An expert witness on the first Jan. 6 disqualification case of Couy Griffin walks through the history of insurrection.
Stewart Rhodes, the chieftain of the Oath Keepers, goes on trial this week for seditious conspiracy. The trial is expected to run about five weeks, with jury selection sort of already underway. The opening of the trial gives us a great opportunity to catch up with Lawfare senior editor Roger Parloff on the Oath Keepers, the chief defendant Stewart Rhodes, and the larger project of criminal accountability for the Jan. 6 riot and insurrection.
The talks between the regional rivals have yielded little progress because of the countries' disparate goals and regional positions.
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The latest episode of ChinaTalk.
These newly released memoranda cover the scope and nature of executive privilege as well as the question of how constitutional disagreement between Congress and the executive branch about privilege can and should be resolved.