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National Security Law Today brings legal experts discussing the hot topics and current issues in the world of national security law right to your phone. Get information and advice for lawyers, law students or interested parties who want to dig deeper into the law that protects the country.

    Social Media and National Security with Peter Singer and Rachel Levinson-Waldman REBROADCAST

    Social Media and National Security with Peter Singer and Rachel Levinson-Waldman REBROADCAST

    This episode references:

    Social Media and National Security Part II with Peter Singer and Rachel Levinson-Waldman
    https://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_national_security/nslt/20190131-social-media-and-national-security-part2/

    Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-preventing-online-censorship/

    Section 230 — Nurturing Innovation or Fostering Unaccountability? Key Takeaways and Discussions
    https://www.justice.gov/file/1286331/download

    "The Justice Department’s Thoughtful Proposals for Section 230 Reform" Lawfare, June 19, 2020.
    https://www.lawfareblog.com/justice-departments-thoughtful-proposals-section-230-reform

    "How hoax information on social media about COVID-19 might be worsening the pandemic." LSE US Centre, April 24, 2020
    https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2020/04/24/how-hoax-information-on-social-media-about-covid-19-might-be-worsening-the-pandemic/

    "Militias flocked to Gettysburg to foil a supposed antifa flag burning, an apparent hoax created on social media" Washington Post, July 4, 2020
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/hundreds-of-armed-men-went-to-gettysburg-to-defend-it-from-a-phantom-antifa-flag-burner-created-on-social-media/2020/07/04/206ee4da-bb05-11ea-86d5-3b9b3863273b_story.html

    Panel IX – Social Media: 2020 at the 28th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law Conference
    https://bcove.video/2DJ50Vj 

    LikeWar by Peter Singer
    https://www.amazon.com/LikeWar-Weaponization-P-W-Singer/dp/1328695743 

    Trump-Russia Investigations: A Guide by Rachel Levinson-Waldman
    https://www.brennancenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Trump-Russia%20Investigations_0.pdf 

    The Islamophobic Administration by Rachel Levinson-Waldman
    https://www.brennancenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/BCJ_Islamophobic_Administration.pdf

    Report on foreign influence in the 2016 election to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence “The Tactics and Tropes of the Internet Research Agency”
    https://www.newknowledge.com/disinforeport 

    Packingham v. North Carolina (2017)
    https://www.oyez.org/cases/2016/15-1194 

    Manhattan Community Access Corp v Halleck (2019) including the amici curiae briefs
    https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/manhattan-community-access-corp-v-halleck/ 

    Peter Singer is Strategist and Senior Fellow at New America
    https://www.newamerica.org/our-people/peter-warren-singer/ 

    Rachel Levinson-Waldman is Senior Counsel at the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program
    https://www.brennancenter.org/expert/rachel-levinson-waldman

    • 28 min
    National Security News Roundup

    National Security News Roundup

    This episode references:
    " 'The Damage is Done': Judge Slams John Bolton, but Refuses to Block Book, National Law Journal, June 18, 2020
    https://www.law.com/nationallawjournal/2020/06/20/the-damage-is-done-judge-slams-john-bolton-but-refuses-to-block-book/

    Executive Order 13526
    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CFR-2010-title3-vol1/pdf/CFR-2010-title3-vol1-eo13526.pdf

    Iran and the Law of Armed Conflict with Bill Banks and John Bellinger
    https://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_national_security/nslt/20200109-iran-and-the-law-of-armed-conflict/

    "Interpol shuts down Iran’s request for Trump arrest" CNBC, June 30 2020
    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/30/interpol-shuts-down-irans-request-for-trump-arrest.html

    "Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, Intelligence Says" New York Times, June 26, 2020
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/26/us/politics/russia-afghanistan-bounties.html 

    "Republican lawmakers confirm intelligence reports on Russian operation to target U.S. troops but say material needs further review" Washington Post, June 29, 2020
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-says-us-intelligence-did-not-find-reports-of-russian-bounties-to-taliban-linked-militants-credible/2020/06/29/a69e1722-b9f4-11ea-80b9-40ece9a701dc_story.html

    18 USC 2339B
    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/USCODE-2011-title18/pdf/USCODE-2011-title18-partI-chap113B-sec2339B.pdf

    UNSC report on Abdelmalek Droukdel
    https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/1267/aq_sanctions_list/summaries/individual/abdelmalek-droukdel

    Executive Order on Blocking Property Of Certain Persons Associated With The International Criminal Court
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-blocking-property-certain-persons-associated-international-criminal-court/

    Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
    https://www.icc-cpi.int/resource-library/documents/rs-eng.pdf

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    Inspectors General: Anti-Corruption in Afghanistan Part II with John Sopko

    Inspectors General: Anti-Corruption in Afghanistan Part II with John Sopko

    This episode references:
    SIGAR's 2019 High Risk Listhttps://www.sigar.mil/pdf/spotlight/2019_High-Risk_List.pdf

    Interactive High Risk Listhttps://www.sigar.mil/interactive-reports/high-risk-list/index.html
    SIGAR's April 30, 2020 Quarterly Report to Congresshttps://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2020-04-30qr.pdf
    Learning Lessons: Capturing and Institutionalizing Lessonsfrom Complex Stabilization Effortshttps://www.sigar.mil/pdf/lessonslearned/SIGAR-17-15-LL.pdf

    "Boondoggle HQ: The $25 Million Building in Afghanistan Nobody Needed" Pro Publica, May 20, 2015.https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/boondoggle
    Cleveland.Com "John Sopko fought the Mafia in Cleveland and now he's fighting fraud and corruption in Afghanistan", updated January 12, 2019https://www.cleveland.com/open/2013/07/he_fought_the_mafia_in_clevela.html

    John Sopko is the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstructionhttps://www.sigar.mil/about/leadership/leadership.aspx?SSR=1&SubSSR=2&Sub2SSR=1&WP=IG%20SIGAR

    • 30 min
    Inspectors General: Anti-Corruption in Afghanistan Part I with John Sopko

    Inspectors General: Anti-Corruption in Afghanistan Part I with John Sopko

    This episode references:

    The Inspector General Act of 1978, As Amended
    https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/prelim@title5/title5a/node20&edition=prelim

    2008 National Defense Authorization Act, SIGAR authorities at Section 1229
    https://www.congress.gov/110/plaws/publ181/PLAW-110publ181.pdf

    SIGAR's 2019 High Risk List
    https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/spotlight/2019_High-Risk_List.pdf

    Interactive High Risk List
    https://www.sigar.mil/interactive-reports/high-risk-list/index.html

    SIGAR's April 30, 2020 Quarterly Report to Congress
    https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2020-04-30qr.pdf

    Counternarcotics: Lessons from the U.S. Experience in Afghanistan
    https://www.sigar.mil/interactive-reports/counternarcotics/index.html

    Reintegration of Ex-Combatants: Lessons from the U.S.Experience in Afghanistan
    https://www.sigar.mil/interactive-reports/reintegration/index.html

    Washington Post, "The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War", December 9, 2019
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/afghanistan-papers/documents-database/

    Cleveland.Com "John Sopko fought the Mafia in Cleveland and now he's fighting fraud and corruption in Afghanistan", updated January 12, 2019
    https://www.cleveland.com/open/2013/07/he_fought_the_mafia_in_clevela.html

    John Sopko is the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
    https://www.sigar.mil/about/leadership/leadership.aspx?SSR=1&SubSSR=2&Sub2SSR=1&WP=IG%20SIGAR

    • 30 min
    Women in National Security Law LIVE

    Women in National Security Law LIVE

    This episode references:

    Women in National Security Law Launch Panel Video
    https://players.brightcove.net/1866680404001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6162003662001

    The Leadership Council for Women in National Security
    https://www.lcwins.org/

    The Op Ed Project
    https://www.theopedproject.org/

    Cynthia Ryan is the Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security and former General Counsel of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
    https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/law_national_security/crryan-bio-20.pdf

    Amb. Bonnie Jenkins is the Founder and Chair of Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security
    https://www.wcaps.org/board-of-directors

    Mieke Eoyang is the Vice President for the National Security Program and Chairperson of the Cyber Enforcement Initiative at Third Way
    https://www.thirdway.org/about/leadership/mieke-eoyang

    Dawn Browning is the Deputy General Counsel for the National Security and Cyber Law Branch at the Federal Bureau of Investigation
    https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/law_national_security/dbrowning-bio-20.pdf

    • 30 min
    The Insurrection Act Today with William Banks and Harvey Rishikof

    The Insurrection Act Today with William Banks and Harvey Rishikof

    The black letter law and articles in this episode are:

    The Insurrection Act 10 USC Section 251-253
    https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/prelim@title10/subtitleA/part1/chapter13&edition=prelim

    Posse Comitatus Act 18 USC Section 1385
    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1385

    William Banks, Stephen Dycus “Soldiers on the Home Front: The Domestic Role of the American Military”
    https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674736740

    William Banks “Providing “Supplemental Security” – The Insurrection Act and the Military Role in Responding to Domestic Crises,” Journal of National Security Law and Policy, December 2009
    https://jnslp.com/2009/12/15/providing-supplemental-security-the-insurrection-act-and-the-military-role-in-responding-to-domestic-crises/

    William Banks, Stephen Dycus “Martial Law Would Sweep the Country Into a Great Legal Unknown” The Atlantic, March 27, 2020
    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/martial-law-would-sweep-country-great-legal-unknown/608773/

    Calling Forth Act of 1792
    https://www.constitution.org/mil/mil_act_1792.htm

    Stephen Vladeck, “Emergency Power and the Militia Acts” Yale Law Journal, October 2004.
    https://www.yalelawjournal.org/note/emergency-power-and-the-militia-acts

    Executive Order 10730
    https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=false&doc=89&page=transcript

    Executive Order 11053
    https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/documents/executive-order-11053-providing-assistance-for-the-removal-unlawful-obstructions-justice

    Executive Order 12804
    https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/documents/executive-order-12804-providing-for-the-restoration-law-and-order-the-city-and-county-los

    Letter from DC Mayor Muriel Bowser to President Trump
    https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6937560/Bowser-Letter.pdf

    “Federal Plan to Control DC Protests Taps 7,600 Personnel” Bloomberg News, June 4, 2020.
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-05/federal-plan-to-control-d-c-protests-has-7-600-personnel-tapped

    Report of the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department (Christopher Commission Report)
    https://archive.org/details/ChristopherCommissionLAPD

    “U.S. Troops Went to the Border in 1997. They Killed an American Boy.” New York Times, November 27, 2018
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/27/us/esequiel-hernandez-death-border-mexico.html

    “Ex-defense chief Mattis rips Trump for dividing Americans” AP, June 3, 2020
    https://apnews.com/47a55054ccd7912fd7ceae833fc3feb6

    “Troops should not be used as law enforcement against protesters, Esper says” Military Times, June 3, 2020
    https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2020/06/03/troops-should-not-be-used-as-law-enforcement-against-protestors-secdef-says/

    William Banks, Stephen Dycus, Peter Raven Hansen, Stephen Vladeck “National Security Law (Aspen Casebook) 7th Edition”
    https://www.amazon.com/National-Security-Law-Aspen-Casebook/dp/1543806791/

    Samuel Huntington “The Soldier and the State”
    https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674817364

    Charles Dunlap "Mobilizing the military for domestic operations: some legal considerations" Lawfire, June 2, 2020.
    https://sites.duke.edu/lawfire/2020/06/02/mobilizing-the-military-for-domestic-operations-some-legal-considerations/

    Professor William Banks is Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security Advisory Committee and an Emeritus Professor at the Syracuse University College of Law
    http://law.syr.edu/profile/william-banks1

    Harvey Rishikof is a Visiting Professor at Temple University Beasley School of Law and the Director of Policy and Cyber Security Research at the University of Maryland Applied Research Laboratory For Intelligence and Security
    https://www.law.temple.edu/contact/harvey-rishikof/

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Stewart Baker - Now with FOX News

Always new Stewart Baker as a conservative - But today he parked his ethics at the door to take up the Trump Illusion of the end of our three separate branches of government.

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Great guests, but poor sound quality

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