The FBI will brief the Gang of Eight on counterintelligence findings made by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, NBC News reports.
A Palestinian man in immigration custody filed a habeas case mounting the first ever challenge to a little-used immigration regulation asserted by the Trump administration to keep him in indefinite detention, the New York Times details. Lawfare shared the full habeas petition.
The Defense Department reprogrammed $1 billion from a military personnel account to support the Department of Homeland Security in construction of 57 miles of border fencing, according to NPR.
The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said joint U.S.-Afghanistan airstrikes in Kunduz, Afghanistan killed 13 civilians, including 10 children, the Washington Post reports.
Following a day of airstrikes and rocket launches between Hamas and Israel, which came after a Hamas rocket attack, Hamas announced a ceasefire was brokered by Egypt, the AP details.
ICYMI: Yesterday on Lawfare
Scarlet Kim and Paulina Perlin analyzed newly-released documents chronicling the history of the Five Eyes alliance, which were released by the NSA under the Freedom of Information Act.
Mikhaila Fogel shared a Lawfare Podcast, Special Edition featuring discussion with Carrie Cordero, Susan Hennessey, David Kris and Benjamin Wittes on Barr’s summary of the Mueller report.
Lev Sugarman posted a district court opinion in which a federal judge declared that sovereign immunity does not shield the U.S. government from jus cogens norms of international law.
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