The Week That Was

The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

By Katherine Pompilio
Friday, June 3, 2022, 5:20 PM

Benjamin Wittes discussed the Michael Sussmann verdict. 

Bob Baur argued that former Attorney General Bill Barr’s comments about the Durham investigation showcase his embrace of the politicization of the criminal justice system.

David Priess shared an episode Chatter in which Shane Harris sat down with Jamie Kirchick to discuss the secret history of gays and lesbians in Washington, D.C.:

Paul Rosenzweig discussed a more accurate portrayal of the extent of public versus private ownership of critical infrastructure. 

Jen Patja Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Wittes spoke with Carrie Cordero and Adam Klein about the latest FISA transparency data released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence:

Justin Sherman analyzed state bills on data brokers. 

Darrell West shared the latest episode of TechTank in which he spoke with Tom Wheeler and Katherine Cross about privacy, security, virtual content moderation, the sale of virtual goods and data ownership in the metaverse:

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Evelyn Douek spoke with Colleen Honigsberg about how tech companies conduct audits of their content moderation reporting systems: 

Alan Z. Rozeshtein argued that the Eleventh Circuit’s opinion striking down most of Florida’s controversial social media law mostly gets the First Amendment right but also shortchanges the important government interests at stake.

Stewart Baker shared an episode of the Cyberlaw Podcast that featured conversations with Paul Rosenzweig, Sultan Meghi, Nick Weaver and Matthew Heirman about the 11th Circuit decision mostly striking down Florida’s law regulating social media platforms’ content moderation rules; different approaches to artificial intelligence regulation in China, Europe and the United States; and more:   

Howell also shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Alvaro Marañon sat down with Yaya Fanusie to discuss China’s use of non-fungible tokens as a digital asset toward using it for the creation of a more centralized and restrictive internet ecosystem:

Jordan Scheider shared an episode of ChinaTalk that featured a conversation with Callan Quinn and Sam Hogg about China’s relationship with the United Kingdom:

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Jacob Schulz sat down with Katrina Northrop to discuss potential U.S. sanctions against the Chinese video surveillance company known as Hikvision: 

Raquel Leslie and Brian Liu explained how western sanctions curb Chinese technology exports to Russia. 

Howell shared an episode of Rational Security in which Rozenshtein, Jurecic and Scott R. Anderson discussed the week’s biggest national news stories, including: the Uvalde mass shooting and why guns play such a role in American culture, and Turkey’s resistance to support Sweden and Finland’s applications to NATO:​​

Matthew Waxman announced the release of his new volume, which is entitled, “The Future Law of Armed Conflict.”

Daniel Richman argued that allowing federal criminal enforcers access to foreign evidence without gatekeeping by foreign states will likely increase the likelihood of friction when U.S. prosecutions intrude on foreign sovereign interests or sensibilities.

Kenneth Propp discussed risks to the future of U.S.-EU negotiations about foreign access to evidence in electronic form.

Tricia Bacon explained why expanding U.S. counterterrorism in Somalia is necessary but insufficient to change the security landscape of Somalia.  

And Mitt Regan argued that an appreciation of the effects of targeted drone strikes should guide decisions about whether, when and where to conduct strikes.

And that was the week that was.