The National Security Law Podcast

The National Security Law Podcast

Government & Organizations, National, News & Politics

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The National Security Law Podcast (aka 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, the National Security Law Podcast is the show for you. To join the conversation, follow nslpodcast on Twitter (<a href="https://twitter.com/nslpodcast" target="_blank">@nslpodcast</a>).


Wanta thorough backgrounder on the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force? This is the episode for you. (This also is the episode for you if what you want, instead, is an hour of legal...

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In today’s episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck focus on three sets of issues. First, they explore the D.C. Circuit’s June 30th ruling inJaber v. United States,in which the court on political question grounds affirmed dismissal...

Had you seen the word “limitrophe” before Justice Breyer used it in his dissent inHerndandez v. Mesa? Neither had Professors Vladeck and Chesney, but that doesn’t stop them from exploring the Supreme Court’s action in...

In today’s episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck discuss the Supreme Court’s decision in Ziglar v. Abbasi in more detail than you could possibly want. What’s that one even about, you ask?Damages for alleged violations of...