The Week That Was

The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

By Victoria Gallegos
Saturday, March 13, 2021, 4:07 PM

Erica D. Borghard asked if the SolarWinds incident was a different type of cyber espionage.

Nicholas Weaver explained what is currently known about the Microsoft Exchange hack.

Dmitri Alperovitch and Ian Ward asked how the U.S. should respond to the SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange hacks.

Herb Lin compared President Biden and President Trump’s cyber strategies.

Jack Kenny examined France’s “purist” approach to sovereignty in cyberspace.

Rohini Kurup shared a report on security at the Capitol commissioned by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi following the Jan. 6 attack.

Tia Sewell shared a statement by the Justice Department on the nineteen-year-old who plead guilty to conspiring with neo-Nazi groups to vandalize synangogues in 2019.

Bruce D. Brown and Gabe Rottman penned an orientation memo for incoming Attorney General Merrick Garland on the Justice Department’s press freedom cases that have carried over from the Trump administration.

Sewell shared a livestream of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nominations of Lisa Monaco and Vanita Gupta to serve as top officials in the Justice Department.

Dan Lips argued that securing the postal system is the first step in addressing the opioid crisis.

Vicki Jackson and Martha Minow argued that the Facebook Oversight Board should not reverse Facebook’s decision to permanently ban Donald Trump.

Jen Patja Howell shared an episode of Lawfare’s "Arbiters of Truth" series, in which Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic spoke with Genevieve Lakier, assistant professor at the University of Chicago law school and First Amendment expert, about what the First Amendment actually says:

Corbin Barthold and Berin Szóka analyzed the constitutionality of Florida governor Ron DeSantis's recent promise to enact ambitious reforms to hold Big Tech accountable.

Darrell West shared an episode of TechTank, entitled “How Companies Surveil Workers and Ways Employees Can Protect Themselves”:

Stewart Baker shared an episode of the Cyberlaw Podcast, entitled “A Lot of Cybersecurity Measures That Don’t Work, And A Few That Might”:

Lester Munson shared an episode of Fault Lines, titled “Supply Chains and Relationship Strains”:

Abby Lemert and Eleanor Runde analyzed the latest U.S.-China technology policy and national security news.

Jordan Schneider shared an episode of ChinaTalk, featuring an interview with Shen Lu, a reporter at Protocol, about Clubhouse and the feminist movement in China:

Theodore Christakis and Kenneth Propp examined how European intelligence services aim to avoid the EU’s highest court, and what it means for the U.S.

Peter Margulies and Ira Rubinstein proposed solutions to the problem of transatlantic data transfers.

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, featuring Bryce Klehm’s conversation with Wesley Morgan, a former military affairs reporter at Politico, about Morgan’s new book, “The Hardest Place: The American Military Adrift in Afghanistan’s Pech Valley”:

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, featuring Scott Anderson’s conversation with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, a journalist and author of the book “The Daughters of Kobani”:

Bryce Klehm announced an episode of Lawfare Live, in which John Bellinger, Lawfare contributing editor and former legal adviser for the State Department, joined Lawfare’s Benjamin Wittes and Scott Anderson to discuss war powers in the Biden administration:

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Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, in which Lawfare founder Bobby Chesney and Lawfare contributing editor Steve Vladeck discussed war powers, Islamic State detainees and other national security law developments:

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, in which Lawfare’s Benjamin Wittes and Scott Anderson spoke with John Bellinger, former legal adviser at the State Department and legal adviser for the National Security Council, and Rebecca Ingber, a current law professor at Cardozo Law School, about the Biden administration’s war powers:

Howell shared an episode of Rational Security, the “Happy Birthday Remote Jungle Studio” edition:

Sewell shared a recent FBI report warning of deepfakes becoming more common in foreign influence operations.

And Alan Z. Rozenshtein announced a call for papers for the first annual Cybersecurity Law and Policy Scholars Conference at the University of Minnesota Law School.

And that was the week that was.