Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today’s Headlines and Commentary

By Anushka Limaye
Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 8:25 AM

The White House announced that President Trump will nominate Jessie Liu, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, to be associate attorney general at the Department of Justice, reports the Washington Post.

Newly released commercial satellite images show that Pyongyang is rebuilding the Tongchang-ri missile launch site, which North Korea had begun to dismantle last June after President Trump’s summit meeting with Kim Jong Un, reports the New York Times.

iDefense, a cybersecurity intelligence unit of Accenture Security, found that at least two dozen universities in the U.S., Canada, and Southeast Asia were targeted by Chinese hackers seeking research about maritime technology, reports the Wall Street Journal.

India no longer holds a special trade status that exempts billions of dollars of Indian goods from American tariffs, says the Times.

Over 2,000 Islamic State fighters are being held by U.S.-backed forces in Syria, creating an obstacle to the Trump administration’s efforts to withdraw U.S. troops from the conflict there, reports the Journal.

ICYMI: Yesterday on Lawfare

Emma Broches provided a comprehensive overview of EU and U.S. efforts to hold the Syrian regime and actors that support it accountable, from sanctions and corporate accountability to legal efforts against the regime.

Jessica Zhang and Andrew Patterson analyzed a class action lawsuit in New York challenging ICE’s practice denying in-person hearings to immigrants.

Matthew Kahn shared House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings’ request to White House counsel Pat Cipollone for documents related to the White House’s security clearance process, as well as Cipollone’s response.

Nathan Swire posted this month’s edition of Water Wars, covering Chinese military activity off the coast of Thitu Island in the Philippines.

Jen Patja Howell posted the newest edition of The Lawfare Podcast, Jack Goldsmith sat down with John Judis to discuss Judis’s book, “The Nationalist Revival.”

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