The Week That Was

The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

By Victoria Gallegos
Saturday, April 17, 2021, 1:47 PM

Jen Patja Howell shared the first episode of a six-part special edition podcast series entitled “After Trump,” produced by Lawfare and Goat Rodeo, and hosted by Virginia Heffernan:

She also shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, featuring a recorded live discussion by the Lawfare team on the continuing threat of white extremism:

She shared an episode as well of the Lawfare Podcast, featuring Benjamin Wittes’s conversation with Daniel Byman, Lawfare’s foreign policy editor and fellow at Brookings, and Mark Pitcavage, senior research fellow at the Center on Extremism at the Anti-Defamation League, about their recent paper on the weaknesses of white supremacist groups:

Victoria Gallegos shared a livestream of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Kristen Clarke to be the assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights division.

Gallegos also shared a livestream of a hearing on the oversight of the U.S. Capitol Police, featuring testimony from Michael Bolton, the inspector general for the U.S. Capitol Police.

Bryce Klehm shared the U.S. intelligence community's annual threat assessment, released earlier this week by Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines.

Gallegos shared a livestream of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on worldwide threats.

Robert Chesney and Steve Vladek shared an episode of the National Security Law Podcast, featuring a conversation on the proposed Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, recent federal prosecutions involving material support to the Islamic State and more national security law topics:

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, featuring Klehm’s interview with Thomas Gibbons-Neff, New York Times correspondent based in Kabul, and Madiha Afzal, fellow at the Brookings Institution, about the situation in Afghanistan and the U.S. withdrawal:

Howell shared an episode of Rational Security, the “Longest War is Ending” edition:

Chesney explained the recent U.S. sanctions on various Russian entities in response to the SolarWinds hacks.

Klehm announced an episode of Lawfare Live on April 19 at 3:50 ET about SolarWinds, ransomware and more. Benjamin Wittes will be joined by Jennifer Daskal, deputy general counsel for the Department of Homeland Security; Eric Goldstein, executive assistant director for cybersecurity at the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency; and Tim Maurer, senior counselor for cybersecurity to the Secretary of Homeland Security:

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Lester Munson shared an episode of Fault Lines, featuring a conversation with Charles Kupchan, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, about his book “Isolationism: A History of America’s Efforts to Shield Itself from the World”:

Jeremy Gordon and Coleman Saunders examined the Supreme Court’s recent rulings on the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

Abby Lemert and Klaudia Jaźwińska analyzed Justice Clarence Thomas’s thoughts on social media regulation.

Berin Szóka and Corbin Barthold argued that Justice Thomas’s concurrence on platform regulation was misguided.

Stewart Baker shared an episode of the Cyberlaw Podcast, featuring a conversation about Justice Thomas’s opinion, the Biden administration’s cyber picks and more:

Howell shared an episode of Lawfare’s "Arbiters of Truth" series, in which Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic spoke with Jameel Jaffer and Ramya Krishnan of the Knight First Amendment Institute, about Twitter, controversial facial recognition and the First Amendment:

Klehm announced an episode of Lawfare Live, featuring Benjamin Wittes’s discussion with Julian Ku, professor of constitutional law at Hofstra University’s school of law, about China’s recent aggression against Taiwan:

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Mark J. Valencia explained the Whitsun Reef incident in the South China Sea.

Jackson Neagli discussed the importance of understanding “biological destruction” in coverage of the Xinjiang crisis.

Jordan Schneider shared an episode of ChinaTalk, featuring a conversation with Scott Rozelle, co-director of the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions, about his new book “Invisible China: how the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China’s Rise”:

Yuval Shany analyzed the Israeli Supreme Court’s decision to strike down coronavirus regulations that curbed the right to protest.

Steve Slick announced a call for papers for the University of Texas at Austin’s 2021 “Bobby R. Inman Award” for student scholarship on intelligence.

And that was the week that was.