The National Security Law Podcast

The NSL Podcast is a weekly review of the latest legal controversies associated with the U.S. government’s national security activities and institutions, featuring Professors Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck of the University of Texas at Austin.  They bring different perspectives to these issues, but always in a friendly spirit. The program is fast-paced but detail-rich, and is meant for lawyers and non-lawyers alike.  If you’ve been looking for a thoughtful yet enjoyable way to keep up with and better understand these issues, this is the show for you.

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Special Episode of the National Security Law Podcast: Guantanamo, Miranda and the NYC Attack

I wanted to draw attention to a special episode of the National Security Law Podcast, which Steve Vladeck and I just recorded in response to President Trump's statement that it might be best to send Saipov (the terrorist who killed in NYC yesterday) to Guantanamo, his criticism of civilian criminal prosecution, and Senator Graham's suggestion that Saipov should be interrogated without counsel. 

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The National Security Law Podcast: Han Shot First

If you were unsure about whether your hosts are geeks, this episode will help settle the question.  But before we get to what Professors Chesney and Vladeck think they know but don’t really, here’s the stuff they actually do know something about!

First, the travel ban.  Buckle up, there’s a new nationwide TRO, out of Hawaii, enjoining enforcement of most of Travel Ban 3.0.

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The National Security Law Podcast: It Is More Likely Than Not That Our FARRA Discussion Will Bore You

If you have ever wondered what statutes, constitutional principles, and judicial precedents come into play when the U.S. government contemplates transferring an American citizen from our military custody to the custody of another government, this is the episode for you.

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The National Security Law Podcast: How Did We Get Through This One Without Saying 'Posse Comitatus'?

Seriously, how did they manage not to say “posse comitatus” during this episode? Sigh. In this week’s episode, Professors Vladeck and Chesney do talk at length about various legal issues raised by the devastation in Puerto Rico, including the possibility of an invocation of the Insurrection Act. In addition, they renew attention to the as-yet-unnamed U.S. citizen who apparently remains in U.S.

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