The Week That Was

The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

By Vishnu Kannan
Saturday, August 24, 2019, 9:19 AM

Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes shared the sixth episode of The Report, Lawfare’s podcast series telling the story contained in Robert Mueller’s 448-page report. The series is available on all major podcast distribution services:

As part of Lawfare’s ongoing coverage of cybersecurity policy developments, Rep. Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin and Sen. Angus King of Maine announced their new Cyberspace Solarium Commission and called on Lawfare readers to submit their ideas and proposals.

Eugenia Lostri analyzed the recent hacks and leaks of sensitive government material in Argentina, and why no one has been paying attention.

Jason Healey explained why the theory of offense-assisted defense is risky and not necessarily the most effective in cyberspace.

Barbara McQuade analyzed the recent proposals in Congress to criminalize domestic terrorism.

Jen Patja Howell shared the latest episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Benjamin Wittes talked to the creators of the NPR podcast “White Lies” about the story of their podcast and how it relates to issues of domestic terrorism and white supremacy today:

Robert Chesney and Steve Vladeck shared the latest episode of the National Security Law Podcast, in which they discuss Sue Gorden’s resignation as Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, domestic terrorism bills, asylum rulings and Greenland:

Peter Marguiles analyzed the stay issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit of an earlier injunction against the Trump administration’s recent third-country asylum rule.

Stephanie Leutert discussed how the Guatemalan coffee market can help explain the recent increase in migration from Guatemala to the U.S.

Matthew Waxman shared a story of American constitutional war powers and bird$h*t.

Seamus Hughes and Jon Lewis argued for the need to address the fate of U.S. citizens who travelled abroad to join foreign terrorist organizations and are detained in foreign prisons.

Michael Knights assessed the lessons the United Arab Emirates can learn from its intervention in Yemen.

Bruce Riedel analyzed the ongoing interconnected conflicts among South Yemeni separatists and Saudi Arabia.

Jonathan Shaub noted that the ongoing litigation over Don McGahn’s testimony revolves around a little-noticed question: whether the president has the authority to direct a private individual not to comply with the committee’s subpoena.

Hadley Baker shared the House Ways and Means Committee’s court filing in support of a motion for summary judgment in the ongoing battle for the release of Trump’s tax returns.

Elena Chachko explained the implications for the administrative state, the presidency and the courts resulting from the U.S. applying foreign and security measures that directly target individuals.

And Jen Patja Howell shared the latest edition of the Lawfare Podcast, in which David Priess spoke with Michael Desch on Desch’s latest book, “Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security.”

And that was the week that was.