We bring you a special episode, recorded jointly with Ben Wittes as an episode of the Lawfare Podcast. Ben, Bobby and Steve explore the threatened invocation of the Insurrection Act by President Trump, the president’s existing use of the D.C. National Guard, the president’s assertion that he will designate Antifa as a “domestic terrorist organization” and the use of tear gas and rubber bullets to clear protesters out of Lafayette Square Park in order to facilitate a presidential photo op.
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Fault Lines welcomes the Honorable Kirsten Madison, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). What role does the INL Bureau have in combating corruption abroad? What is the current state of the global war on drugs? How has punk music impacted how Assistant Secretary Madison views her job? Assistant Secretary Madison and host Les Munson answer these questions and many more on this week’s episode of Fault Lines!
What do you get when you take a Chinese national, a rental car, rural Iowa and a $52 billion seed business hanging in the balance? Said one review, "not since Alfred Hitchcock's in North by Northwest has a cornfield produced so much excitement."
Welcome back to the National Security Law Podcast, after a one-week hiatus! (You can actually watch the recording here, if you need more Zoom in your life). In this episode, Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney discuss and debate:
Representative John Ratcliffe testified before the Senate Select Intelligence Committee as a part of his nomination for the position of Director of National Intelligence. Ratcliffe was asked about his views on Russian interference, about the threat posed by North Korea, about how he would handle a variety of issues posed by the coronavirus pandemic and much more. The hearing was fairly substantive but did include some meanderings and grandstanding.
What a fun episode! Co-hosts Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck recorded “live” before the Austin Bar Association, as the finale of their day-long Zoom conference. On tap:
Is this our most-substantive episode ever? No, no it’s not. Is it a sign that co-hosts Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney are going a bit stir crazy? Perhaps so. Does it feature cute cameos from Steve’s kids and his dog? Yes, that it does! (Which is why you probably want to peek at the Zoom video recording of the session, which is here!) At any rate, tune in for:
And we’re back, with discussion of the latest national security law news. (Video of the show here!). This week, co-hosts Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney nerd out with the details on:
We are “live” from Penn Law today! Thanks to the Penn Law National Security Society, not to mention the magic of Zoom, we recorded today with a virtual audience. Tune in for your co-hosts, Professors Chesney and Vladeck, as they debate:
It’s not April Fool’s trick, we really are back with a new episode covering the latest in national security law news. Watch the video here, if you aren’t getting enough Zoom. This week we’ve got: