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Bobby Chesney is the Charles I. Francis Professor in Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas School of Law. He also serves as the Director of UT-Austin's interdisciplinary research center the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. His scholarship encompasses a wide range of issues relating to national security and the law, including detention, targeting, prosecution, covert action, and the state secrets privilege; most of it is posted here. Along with Ben Wittes and Jack Goldsmith, he is one of the co-founders of the blog.
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Out on spring break but still listening to the podcast? We love it! Actually, your hosts are out on spring break too, but before they left town they sat down to record episode 63 on March 9. If things have gone crazy over the weekend, and you are surprised they aren’t discussing them here—well, that’s why!
This week’s show, at any rate, catches up on a number of ongoing sagas:
The questions before Judge Chutkan in the case of the U.S. citizen and alleged Islamic State fighter held in military detention.
It’s not every week on this show that we get to talk about the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade! And if that’s not an appealing hook to get you to listen, we don’t know what is.
Let’s try that again. On this week’s show, we cover a mix of new and old topics:
No shortage of topics this week, but then again there was no shortage last week, or before that, or … ever. So, what’s on tap? Tune in to explore:
How do the outcomes of two vehicles for prosecuting terrorists stack up?
An overly long episode with a short title to reflect a very busy—and somewhat bizarre—eight day stretch in the wide world of national security law. This week, your hosts weigh in on: