With apologies for short show notes, here are the headlines for this week’s National Security Law Podcast:
Steve Vladeck is a professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law. A 2004 graduate of Yale Law School, Steve clerked for Judge Marsha Berzon on the Ninth Circuit and Judge Rosemary Barkett on the Eleventh Circuit. In addition to serving as a senior editor of the Journal of National Security Law & Policy, Steve is also the co-editor of Aspen Publishers’ leading National Security Law and Counterterrorism Law casebooks.
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So there you are on the beach for spring break, drink in hand and headphones on. Time for some … National Security Law Podcast! We’re back with a special midweek episode because, well, we’ll never keep up with the news if we wait 'til next week. (And we are worried you’ll start listening to music–gasp!–if we leave you alone for too long!)
So here’s what’s on tap for today:
A brief explainer on the common legal and policy objections to proposed legislation that would protect the special counsel investigation—and why they are ultimately unavailing.
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:
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:
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: