The National Security Law Podcast

The NSL Podcast is a weekly review of the latest legal controversies associated with the U.S. government’s national security activities and institutions, featuring Professors Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck of the University of Texas at Austin.  They bring different perspectives to these issues, but always in a friendly spirit. The program is fast-paced but detail-rich, and is meant for lawyers and non-lawyers alike.  If you’ve been looking for a thoughtful yet enjoyable way to keep up with and better understand these issues, this is the show for you.

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The National Security Law Podcast: This Podcast Should Be Dis-BARRed

Interested in the views of Once and Future Attorney General Bill Barr on questions like the power of the president to initiate a war, remove officials, and other hot separation of powers topics?  We read his oral history so you don’t have to, along with some other writings, and we unpack it all for you here in Episode 103.  For good measure, we’ve also got a close look at the latest GTMO habeas litigant to attempt (vainly, we suspect) to get the attention of SCOTUS, along with notes on recent uses of force in Somalia, DRPK sanctions out of Treasury, and the arrest of the Huawei CFO in Canad

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The National Security Law Podcast: To Me, [This Podcast] Is Perfect

And we’re back, full of turkey and much else besides!  We hope you all had a restful and grateful Thanksgiving (or, for our non-American listeners, that you had a wonderful ordinary work week), and are fired up for more national security legal analysis.  Today we’ve got:

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The National Security Law Podcast: The Deepest Dive: Surveillance, Section 702 and Section 215

This week we’ve got the concluding episode in our trilogy of deep dives exploring the history and evolution of our foreign-intelligence collection legal architecture (see here and here for the two earlier episodes).  Our focus this week?

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The National Security Law Podcast: That’s What Leadership Looks Like

In this week’s episode we take a break from our deep-dive series on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in order to reengage with the weekly inflow of national security law news.  We had no choice, really, for one our sustaining members–Doe v. Mattis–saw dramatic developments.  So here’s what we’ve got:

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The National Security Law Podcast: A Deep Dive Into…the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

Welcome to part one of a two-part deep-dive series concerning FISA! In this episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck begin with the history and context leading up to the creation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 and then explain the central features of the statute and some of the key issues that arose during its first two decades. Part two (episode 97), which carries the story forward to the present, will post tomorrow!

Oh, hey, while we have your attention: Yes, there was another two-week extension in Doe v. Mattis.

 

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The National Security Law Podcast: Not Everybody Be DPH’ing!

Welcome to the latest episode of the National Security Law Podcast!  We’re back with our usual mix of discussion and debate about the most-interesting legal developments relating to national security over the past week. And while most such episodes survey many issues, this week we are drilling down on two stories:

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