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This Friday, Mar. 27th, at 2:00 pm ET, join Lawfare for a live Zoom webinar on how the COVID-19 crisis may change the field of national security, co-sponsored by the National Security Law Society at the Georgetown University Law Center.
Can the Federal Government Override State Government Rules on Social Distancing to Promote the Economy?
A wary president eyes the economic fallout from social-distancing measures that states have adopted in a bid to flatten the curve. If he wants to do more than just advocate against them, what then?
Join Benjamin Wittes and Aluf Benn, Editor in Chief of Haaretz, on Apr. 6 at 12 p.m ET for a webinar on the Israeli political transition and COVID-19 response.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tasked House Rules Committee chairman James McGovern to produce a report on whether the House of Representatives should develop a system for remote voting in light of the COVID-19 crisis. In the report, McGovern concludes that such a change could not be implemented overnight and likely could not be accomplished in time to address the current crisis. The report finds that a rule change of this magnitude would require major changes to foundational House rules surrounding deliberation, voting, and attendance—which would likely have unintended consequences.
As more legislators become sick or are forced to quarantine, Congress needs to move fast to protect itself against a worst-case scenario.
How has the distinct nature of local-central relations in the Chinese system impacted its response to coronavirus? To discuss, Schneider speaks with Ryan Manuel, managing director of Official China, a consultancy that goes deep into CCP regulations and policy.
On March 14, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a plan to employ advanced digital monitoring tools, mainly used for counterterrorism purposes, to track carriers of the coronavirus and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
The novel coronavirus presents significant challenges to the mission and operations of every government agency and department—and the Central Intelligence Agency is no exception.
The Federal Government’s Legal Authorities in a Public Health Crisis: A Q&A with Benjamin Wittes and Steve Vladeck
Lawfare Editor in Chief Benjamin Wittes talked with Steve Vladeck, professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law, for a 90 minute live Zoom webinar on Monday, March 23 at 8:30 p.m ET.