On Wednesday, April 14 at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will hold a hearing on worldwide threats.
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Ruling in the Jimmy Lai case, the Court of Final Appeals preserved its judicial independence, enabled the continued protection of fundamental rights by common law principles and fended off the risk of executive backlash.
The hearing was polite, informative and moving—and nonetheless reflected the post-truth world in which Republican senators choose to live.
Pentagon leaders gravely erred in gaming the process to avoid a backlash from then-President Trump to promotions for two well-deserving female generals.
Why did problems in meat production lead the president to invoke a statute designed to preserve the nation’s security?
The intelligence bureaucracy still looks remarkably apolitical.
On Wednesday, USA Today hosted the first and only vice presidential debate of the 2020 election cycle, moderated by Susan Page.
While debates are often chaotic, Tuesday’s was particularly so. Although it is difficult to extract substantive highlights, we've tried to present exchanges that may be of interest to Lawfare readers. It won't be perfect, though we do hope it's helpful.
As always, these excerpts are organized both thematically and chronologically.
Judge Royce Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia today denied former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s request to dismiss the government lawsuit filed against him regarding the publication of his book, “The Room Where it Happened.”
Reporting indicates that the Justice Department is conducting a criminal investigation, likely concerning possible publication of classified material in Bolton’s book. But bringing charges would be a politically charged endeavor fraught with legal risks.