Go to podcast
by Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck
The National Security Law Podcast

Episode 205: Road Trip!


We're back, with one slightly-older co-host and another co-host who is ready to drive across the country!  Tune in for discussion and debate relating to:

The domestic and international law aspects of the Biden administration's decision to conduct airstrikes against Kata'ib Hezbollah targets in Syria and Iraq
The ongoing Biden administration internal debate over which rules should govern the use of lethal force in locations other than Syria and Iraq
The Supreme Court's denial of cert. concerning warrantless searches of electronic devices at the border (leaving in place a significant circuit split, oddly)
The Supreme Court's denial of cert. in a case involving torture claims against a contractor associated with the Abu Ghraib prison
The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ruling in Begani concerning court-martial jurisdiction over former servicemembers
Sentencing for a US translator who became a spy for Hezbollah, providing classified information including the identity of human sources linked to the attack that killed Iran's Suleimani
Sentencing for a US person convicted of teaching the making of explosives for purposes of a federal crime of violence
Seizure of websites used by Kata'ib Hezbollah and also by an IRGC-affiliated Iranian media group

All that, plus the MLB crackdown on scuffed balls and ... Steve's Excellent Cross-Country Road Trip!



by Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck