The Week That Was

The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

By Katherine Pompilio
Saturday, April 9, 2022, 12:58 PM

Jen Patja Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which David Priess sat down with Kori Schake and Natalie Orpett to discuss the legacy of Madeleine Albright:

Thomas Berry and Genevieve Nadeau argued that Congress should remedy dangerous weaknesses in the Electoral Count Act that invite uncertainty to the various roles of state and federal actors. 

Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith—along with eight other scholars—recommended principles for Electoral Count Act reform. 

Alan Z. Rozenshtein explained how the seditious conspiracy law currently serves as a substitute for the domestic terrorism statute. 

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast which features a conversation between Jacob Schulz and Andrew Mines on the U.S. military’s effort to counter extremism within its own ranks:

Darrell West shared an episode of TechTank in which he sat down with Benjamin Wittes and Quinta Jurecic to discuss how to discourage extremism and harmful activities on social media platforms:

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Evelyn Doek and Jurecic spoke with Will Oremus about how the press and social media platforms handled the Hunter Biden laptop story:

Howell also shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Alvaro Marañon sat down with Paul Massaro to discuss a national security memorandum issued by President Biden to establish the “Fight Against Corruption” as a core national security interest for the United States:

Stewart Baker shared an episode of the Cyberlaw Podcast in which he was joined by Nate Jones, Sultan Megi and Mauri Shenk to discuss cryptocurrency regulation, cybersecurity worries in the maritime sector, the decay of Russia's site blocking system and more:

Vladimir Rauta and Alexandra Stark examined the potential implications of arming an insurgency in Ukraine. 

Howell shared an episode of Rational Security in which Rozenshtein, Jurecic and Scott R. Anderson were joined by Molly Reynolds to discuss the week’s big national security news including alleged war crimes committed by Russian forces in Ukraine and Torres v. Texas Department of Public Safety—the first case to test the limits of congressional war powers in a long time:

Howell also shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Natalie Orpett sat down with Erin Sikorsky to discuss how the events in Ukraine are both exposing and exacerbating threats to energy security and climate security:

Priess shared an episode of the Chatter podcast in which he sat down with Eugene Linden to discuss climate change and how the insurance industry can potentially lessen the world’s dependence on fossil fuels:

Jordan Schneider shared an episode of ChinaTalk which features a discussion between Schneider, Tong Zhao and Raven Witherspoon about what the buildup of China’s nuclear arsenal means for geopolitics against the backdrop of US-China tensions and the Russian invasion of Ukraine:

Emily Jin explained why the U.S. should keep a watchful eye on China’s Cross-Border Interbank Payment System. 

And Sam Denny outlined how the heterogeneous Querdenker movement against Germany’s coronavirus restrictions has quickly radicalized.

And that was the week that was.