The Week That Was

The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

By Victoria Gallegos
Saturday, March 20, 2021, 9:46 AM

Bryce Klehm announced an episode of Lawfare Live, during which Seamus Hughes, deputy director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University, joined Benjamin Wittes and Alan Rozenshtein to record a live episode of the Lawfare Podcast about the status of arrests and prosecutions related to the Jan. 6 attack:

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Rohini Kurup shared a Justice Department complaint against two men charged with assaulting the U.S. Capitol Police officer who died after responding to the Jan. 6 attack. 

Victoria Gallegos shared a livestream of the House Homeland Security Committee hearing featuring testimony from Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. 

Tia Sewell shared the U.S. intelligence community's unclassified assessment of domestic violent extremism in the U.S. 

Gallegos also shared a livestream of a House Judiciary Subcommittee’s hearing on discrimination and violence against Asian Americans. 

Alexander A. Reinert unpacked a decade of appellate decisions on qualified immunity. 

Klehm announced an episode of Lawfare Live on March 24 at 2:15 p.m. ET, during which Alex Reinert, director of the Center for Rights and Justice at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, will join Lawfare’s Benjamin Wittes to discuss qualified immunity: 

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Eric Halliday and Rachael Hanna analyzed the legal landscape of ghost guns and potential reforms. 

Alexander Vindman asked if litigation can help deradicalize right-wing media. 

Sam Denney argued that the German far right doesn't need to win elections to be dangerous. 

Eve Gaumond explained why a Canadian law prohibiting fake news in the run-up to an election was found unconstitutional. 

Sewell shared the recently declassified joint intelligence community assessment on foreign threats to the 2020 U.S. elections. 

Jen Patja Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast’s "Arbiters of Truth" series, featuring Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic’s conversation with Daphne Keller, director of the Program on Platform Regulation at Stanford’s Cyber Policy Center and expert on Section 230, about the good, bad and ugly of Section 230 reform: 

Austin Lowe argued that the current system of international economic law is not prepared to handle new and emerging technologies. 

Robert Morgus and John Costello analyzed the rights and wrongs of President Biden’s new supply chain executive order. 

Gallegos shared a livestream of the Senate Homeland Security Committee’s hearing on understanding and responding to the SolarWinds supply chain attack. 

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, featuring Wittes’s conversation with Dmitri Alperovitch, executive chairman of Silverado Policy Accelerator and co-founder of Crowdstrike, about his recent article on SolarWinds and the Microsoft Exchange hack:

Stewart Baker shared an episode of the Cyberlaw Podcast, featuring an interview with Eliot Higgins, founder and executive director of Bellingcat and author of the book, “We Are Bellingcat”:

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, featuring Jack Goldsmith’s conversation with Nicole Perlroth, a New York Times cybersecurity reporter, about her new book, “This is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race”: 

Sean Quirk examined the latest Water Wars news, including the first-ever official meeting of the four Quad nations. 

Jordan Schneider shared an episode of ChinaTalk, featuring a conversation with Rory Medcalf, head of the National Security College at Australia National University, about his new book “Indo-Pacific Empire”: 

Schneider also shared an episode of ChinaTalk, featuring a discussion with Adam Tooze and Matt Klein: 

 Howell shared an episode of Rational Security, the “It Was Always Russia” edition:

Yasmina Abouzzohour examined the current state of Arab monarchies 10 years after the Arab Spring. 

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, featuring David Kris’s conversation with David Robarge, chief historian at the Central Intelligence Agency, about covert action:

Lester Munson shared an episode of Fault Lines, in which co-editors Andrew Natsios and Andy Card discuss “Transforming Our World: President George H.W. Bush and American Foreign Policy”:

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, featuring Alex Vindman’s conversation with retired Adm. James Stavridis and Elliot Ackerman, about their book “2034: A Novel of the Next World War”: 

And Benjamin Wittes sued for answers about the intelligence reports filed on him by the Department of Homeland Security six months ago. 

And that was the week that was.