The Week That Was

The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

By Victoria Gallegos
Sunday, February 14, 2021, 3:57 PM

Jen Patja Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, in which Benjamin Wittes, Molly Reynolds, Quinta Jurecic and David Priess discussed their expectations for the impeachment trial:

Bryce Klehm announced the start of Lawfare Live’s impeachment morning briefings, during which the Lawfare team gave daily morning briefings on the impeachment trial. Klehm also announced weekend editions of the morning briefings. 

Rohini Kurup shared a legal brief filed by Donald Trump’s lawyers which outlined Trump’s defense and contended the trial is unconstitutional. Kurup also shared a memo filed by House impeachment managers in response to Trump’s legal team, which rejected earlier calls to dismiss the case. 

Bob Bauer examined the response by Trump’s legal team to the impeachment and the constitutional stakes in the trial. 

Klehm announced an episode of Lawfare Live, in which Bob Bauer discussed his Lawfare article and Molly Reyonolds took questions on the impeachment trial:

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Wittes and Tia Sewell reflected on their daily thoughts on the Senate proceedings and gave summaries of those proceedings in an impeachment trial diary.    

Sewell shared the livestream of the first day of the Senate impeachment trial against former President Trump. Sewell also shared livestreams of the second, third and fourth days of the trial. 

Robert J. Reinstein argued that expulsion, exclusion, disqualification, impeachment and pardons are interrelated.  

Philip Bobbitt argued against the constitutionality of trying a former president for impeachment, in response to Frank Bowman’s Lawfare article.

Howell shared an episode of Rational Security, “The Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer Does Impeachment” edition:

William Ford explained the other congressional actions taken in response to the Jan. 6 capitol assault, besides the presidential impeachment. 

Leah West analyzed the consequences of Canada’s decision to list the Proud Boys as a terrorist group. 

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, featuring Jacob Schulz’s conversation with Jessica Davis, a former senior strategic intelligence analyst with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and president of Insight Threat Intelligence, and Leah West, assistant professor of International Affairs at Carleton University, about Canada’s decision to list the Proud Boys as a terror entity:

John Bellinger examined the new elements of President Biden’s National Security Memorandum 2. 

David Hechler analyzed the importance of nation-state indictments. 

Margaret Colgate Love argued for a restructuring of the presidential pardon program.  

David S. Rubenstein analyzed the potential impact of Texas v. United States on the Biden administration’s immigration agenda. 

Emma DiNapoli and Rifaat Makkawi examined human rights concerns in Sudan, and proposed opportunities for the Biden administration. 

Lester Munson shared an episode of Fault Lines, featuring an analysis of President Biden’s first foreign policy speech and its ideals:

Adam Weinstein examined how the United States can pressure Pakistan to persuade the Taliban to accept a ceasefire.  

Darrell West shared an episode of Tech Tank, featuring an interview with Rep. Jim Langevin on how institutions and people can protect themselves from cybersecurity attacks:

Howell shared an episode of Lawfare’s “Arbiters of Truth” series, in which Lawfare’s Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic spoke with Ben Smith, media columnist for the New York Times and former editor-in-chief of Buzzfeed News, about media gatekeepers in the internet age:

Stewart Baker shared an episode of the Cyberlaw Podcast, in which contributor David Kris examined the details of the National Security Agency’s overseas signals intelligence:

Gary Corn and Jack Goldsmith discussed their new report titled “Chinese Technology Platforms Operating in the United States,” published by the American University Washington College of Law and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. 

Jordan Schneider and David Talbot analyzed the current U.S.-China toolbox and suggested a new U.S. multifaceted strategy. 

Schneider shared an episode of ChinaTalk, featuring a discussion with Richard Fontaine, CEO of the Center for New American Security, on the president’s U.S.-China foreign policy:

Schneider also shared an episode of ChinaTalk about an English language YouTube channel: Chinese Cooking Demystified:

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, featuring Benjamin Wittes’s conversation with Sophia Yan, Beijing correspondent for The Telegraph, and Alvin Cheung, a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University and affiliate scholar at NYU’s U.S.-Asia Law Institute, about the effect of Beijing’s national security law on Hong Kong:

Lindsay Hundley examined how Russia uses its state-run media to influence opinion. 

Jean Galbraith argued for the U.S. to rejoin the Open Skies Treaty. 

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, featuring David Priess’s discussion with Amb. Nicholas Burns and Kori Schake about the legacy of George Shultz:

John Bellinger applauded Joan Donoghue’s election to serve as chief judge of the International Court of Justice, and noted the many alumnae of the State Department Legal Adviser’s Office who have been appointed to work in the Biden administration.  

Robert Chesney and Steve Vladeck shared an episode of the National Security Law Podcast, entitled: “This Podcast Is Integrity-Curious.”: 

And that was the week that was.