The Week That Was

The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

By Benjamin Pollard
Saturday, July 2, 2022, 9:01 AM

Jen Patja Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Benjamin Wittes sat down with Natalie Orpett, Roger Parloff, David Priess, and Alan Rozenshtein to discuss day six of the Jan. 6 committee hearings:

Elena Kagan shared an episode of Lawfare No Bull which features audio of the Jan. 6 select committee’s sixth hearing:

Benjamin Pollard shared a livestream of the hearing.

Rozenhtein and Jed Handelsman Shugerman discussed how Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony to the Jan. 6 select committee changed their minds about indicting former President Donald Trump.

David Priess shared an episode of Chatter in which he sat down with Jonathan Wackrow to discuss the revelations from the Jan. 6 select committee’s sixth hearing, Wackrow’s time as a U.S. Secret Service special agent, the challenges of providing insight on security incidents in real time, and more:

Kagan shared an episode of Lawfare No Bull which features audio from the fifth public hearing held by the Jan. 6 select committee:

Howell also shared an episode of Rational Security in which Scott R. Anderson, Jurecic, and Rozenshtein, sat down with Katie Benner to discuss the Jan. 6 committee hearings, NYSRPA v. Bruen, and the tech and privacy implications of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization:

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Evelyn Douek and Jurecic sat down with Kate Starbird to discuss misinformation and Jan. 6:

James Petrila and Phil Wasielewski argued that the United States needs to designate the Wagner Group, a Russian private military company, as a foreign terrorist organization.

Katherine Pompilio shared an episode of #LivefromUkraine in which Wittes sat down with Maria Avdeeva to discuss her recent trip in the Donbas and her analysis of the situation there:

Ben Connable argued that the Russian military’s prioritization of dramatic public displays over exercises that simulate combat have left forces unprepared for their invasion of Ukraine.

Tyler McBrien shared an episode on the Lawfare Podcast in which he sat down with Linda Kinstler to discuss the historical significance of the recent Russian missile strike on a TV tower near Babyn Yar in Ukraine:

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Jacob Schulz sat down with Elizabeth Grasmeder to discuss the historical practice of use of legionnaires and what it can reveal about conflicts today:

Alvaro Marañon shared NATO’s 2022 “Strategic Concept” that reaffirms the alliance’s values and purpose and outlines NATO’s political and military development for coming years.

Gabriel Schonfeld reviewed Francis Fukayama’s “Liberalism and Its Discontents” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022).

Robert Chesney and Steve Vladeck shared an episode of the National Security Law Podcast in which they discussed recent national security law news and debates:

Yang Liu and Brandon Vines discussed the impact of Louisiana v. CDC on the Biden administration’s efforts to roll back Trump-era immigration policies.

Gabe Rottman analyzed ICE’s new policy protecting media from legal demands like subpoenas, court orders, and search warrants.

Michael P. Fischerkeller argued that norms that center cyber persistence will be most responsive to ongoing threats in cyberspace. 

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Stephanie Pell sat down with Andrea Matwyshyn to discuss the Justice Department’s new policy concerning how it will charge cases under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act:

Pablo Chavez argued that digital sovereignty offers a path toward technological self-determination for democratic, rule-bound governments.

Stewart Baker shared an episode of the Cyberlaw Podcast in which he sat down with Justin Hurwitz, Jamil Jaffer, and David Kris to discuss the current bipartisan tech initiatives in Congress, among other topics:

Tommasco De Zan argued that the cyber skills shortage presents a strategic public policy problem that should be addressed through a comprehensive skills strategy.

Nicol Turner Lee shared an episode of TechTank in which she sat down with Cameron Kerry and Jennifer King to discuss the current draft of the American Data Privacy and Protection Act as well as its implications for the future of privacy protections:

And Teresa Chan, Alana Nance, and Han-ah Sumner discussed the impact of President Biden’s ASEAN summit on the UNCLOS ratification debate, Beijing’s failed attempts to gain support for a Pacific Islands regional security agreement, China’s successful pact with the Solomon Islands, and more.

And that was the week that was.