The Week That Was

The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

By Tia Sewell
Saturday, May 8, 2021, 9:54 AM

Jen Patja Howell shared the fourth episode in Lawfare’s "After Trump" six-part limited podcast series:

Benjamin Wittes argued in advance of the Facebook Oversight Board's ruling on the subject that it should not overturn the platform’s decision to suspend Trump in the aftermath of the Capitol attack.

Evelyn Douek discussed the Oversight Board’s decision to uphold Facebook’s suspension of Trump and examined the decision’s implications for both the company and the board moving forward.

Quinta Jurecic posted the documents for the Oversight Board’s ruling.

Jen Patja Howell shared this week’s edition of Lawfare’s "Arbiters of Truth" miniseries on the online information ecosystem, in which Wittes sat down with Evelyn Douek, Quinta Jurecic and Jacob Schulz to discuss the Oversight Board’s decision on the Trump suspension case:

Bryce Klehm announced this week’s Lawfare Live, which featured Lawfare team members’ discussion of the Oversight Board’s ruling:

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Howell shared the latest episode of Rational Security, featuring commentary on this week’s national security news, including discussion on the Oversight Board’s ruling with special guest Kate Klonick:

Howell also shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, in which Quinta Jurecic sat down with Benjamin Wittes and Jacob Schulz to discuss the federal investigation of Rudy Giuliani:

Joshua Braver argued that the Justice Department should not pursue seditious conspiracy charges against perpetrators of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Klehm shared Judge Amy Berman Jackson's May 3 opinion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, which chastised former Attorney General William Barr for his handling of the Mueller report in 2019.

Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck shared the latest episode of the National Security Law Podcast, entitled “Revels, Revolts and Reduxes … Part Deux”:

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Scott R. Anderson sat down with ProPublica immigration reporter Dara Lind to discuss how the Biden administration has approached the issue of immigration at the southern border:

Lester Munson shared the latest episode of Fault Lines, featuring a discussion on President Biden’s acknowledgment of the Armenian genocide and its impact on U.S.-Turkish relations.

Tia Sewell shared a livestream of the House Foreign Affairs committee’s hearing on atrocities committed against Uighurs and other minorities in Xinjiang.

Abby Lemert and Eleanor Runde analyzed the latest in U.S.-China technology policy and national security news in this week’s edition of SinoTech.

Jordan Brunner and Emily Weinstein examined Section 1260H of the National Defense Authorization Act for the fiscal year 2021 and discussed its implications for U.S.-China relations.

Jordan Schneider shared an episode of ChinaTalk about China’s recent anti-monopoly moves against tech giants Ant and Meituan:

Schneider shared another episode of ChinaTalk exploring the rise of China’s military, particularly in the expansion of its naval capabilities with Thomas Shugart, adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security:

Kamran Kara-Pabani and Justin Sherman explained how a recent Norwegian government report sheds light on the limits of the ability of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to address data and national security threats from China.

Stewart Baker shared this week’s edition of the Cyberlaw Podcast, featuring discussion on the week’s news in cybersecurity law and policy:

Deborah Housen-Couriel, Tal Mimran and Yuval Shany examined Israel’s new cybersecurity bill, arguing that the legislation raises grave concerns about privacy and intellectual property rights and interests.

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which David Priess sat down with Niall Ferguson, senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, to discuss his latest book on the politics of catastrophes:

Tia Sewell shared a livestream of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s hearing on the crisis in Myanmar. 

Sewell posted a livestream of the House Armed Services Committee’s hearing on the Defense Department’s strategy, policy and programs for countering weapons of mass destruction. She also posted a livestream of the House Armed Services and House Foreign Affairs hearing on creating a framework for rules-based order in space.

And Nicol Turner Lee shared this week’s episode of TechTank, featuring a conversation with MIT Professor Nancy Rose and Brookings Fellows Bill Baer and Tom Wheeler on the Biden administration’s potential approach to antitrust regulation and Big Tech:

And that was the week that was.