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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 (@nslpodcast).

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 (@nslpodcast).
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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 (@nslpodcast).

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Episodes

Episode 104: This Podcast Is a State Secret

12/18/2018
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Deep-dive alert! That’s right, we are closing out 2018 with a deep-dive episode on the State Secrets Privilege. From Totten to Reynolds and on to the present day, you’ll want to tune in for this hour-long exploration of...

Duration:01:18:15

Episode 103: This Podcast Should Be Dis-BARRed

12/11/2018
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Interested in the views of Once and Future Attorney General Bill Barr on questions like the power of the president to initiate a war, remove officials, and other hot separation of powers topics? We read...

Duration:01:29:04

Episode 102: This Podcast Is Bowl-Eligible

12/5/2018
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or at least it’s the most wonderful time of the week, for we’ve just posted the latest episode of National Security Law Podcast! Tune in for: Military...

Duration:01:10:03

Episode 101: “To me, [this podcast] is perfect”

11/27/2018
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And we’re back, full of turkey and much else besides! We hope you all had a restful and grateful Thanksgiving (or, for our non-American listeners, that you had a wonderful ordinary work week), and are...

Duration:01:25:05

Episode 100! Trumplandia: If I Did It…

11/14/2018
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It finally happened: a live episode, on the occasion of our 100th episode! Today we recorded at American University Washington College of Law thanks to the good offices of our friend–and co-host this week–Prof. Jen...

Duration:01:31:33

Episode 99: The Deepest Dive: Surveillance, Section 702, and Section 215

11/6/2018
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This week we’ve got the concluding episode in our trilogy of deep dives exploring the history and evolution of our foreign-intelligence collection legal architecture (see here and here for the two earlier episodes). Our focus...

Duration:01:45:13

Episode 98: That’s What Leadership Looks Like

10/30/2018
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In today’s episode we take a break from our deep-dive series on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in order to reengage with the weekly inflow of national security law news. We had no choice, really,...

Duration:01:32:41

Episode 97: FISA Part Deux (A Deeper Dive)

10/26/2018
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Aaaaand we’re back! Yesterday we posted the first in a series of Deep Dive episodes on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, covering the origins and early-evolution of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Today, we pick...

Duration:01:26:51

Episode 96: A Deep Dive into…the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

10/25/2018
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Welcome to part 1 of a 2-part deep-dive series concerning FISA! In this episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck begin with the history and context leading up to the creation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act...

Duration:01:14:41

Episode 95: Not Everybody Be DPH’ing!

10/16/2018
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Welcome to the latest episode of the National Security Law Podcast! We’re back with our usual mix of discussion and debate about the most-interesting legal developments relating to national security over the past week. And...

Duration:01:18:38

Episode 94: The Enemy of My Friend Is My Enemy

10/10/2018
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It’s a late-night, mid-week episode of the National Security Law Podcast! We’ve got: Senator Kaine’s letter to DOD raising questions about the theory of collective self-defense as applied in the domestic law context, in relation to the...

Duration:01:14:41

Episode 93: Is This a Buddy Podcast?

10/2/2018
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Spotted: A rare episode of the National Security Law Podcast clocking in at under one hour! And yet there was much to discuss, including: T-Shirts!!!! At long last, the much-anticipated NSL Podcast t-shirts are for sale. All...

Duration:01:06:50

Episode 92: Have Fun Storming the Castle!

9/25/2018
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And we’re back! Tonight’s episode features: SCOTUS preview: though many have missed it, SCOTUS is in fact back in session very soon, and we have a preview of security-related petitions and some early grants as...

Duration:01:31:25

Episode 91: A Deep Dive Into the History of Military Commissions

9/18/2018
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There’s no shortage of news this week, but comparatively little of it is national security law news, and so we are back with a fresh deep dive episode. For better or worse, it’s our longest...

Duration:01:46:00

Episode 90: What’d I Miss?

9/12/2018
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Well, would you look at that: your hosts are back in town at the same time at last, and they’ve got a fresh episode covering some of the major national security legal developments of the...

Duration:01:26:49

Episode 89: A Deep Dive into the Steel Seizure Case (Youngstown Sheet & Tube v. Sawyer)

9/4/2018
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And we are back…with a second-consecutive deep-dive episode. This week, Professors Chesney and Vladeck explore the iconic 1952 decision of the Supreme Court in Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer, better known as the “Steel...

Duration:01:29:47

Episode 88: A Deep Dive into the Anwar al-Awlaki Case(s)

8/28/2018
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We are back this week with a new “deep dive” episode, this time focused on the issues raised by the U.S. government’s use of lethal force against Anwar al-Awlaki–a U.S. citizen who became a key...

Duration:01:30:07

Episode 87: The D.C. Circuit Ain’t Inquorate

8/21/2018
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And we’re back, with much to discuss in the wacky world of national security law. Join Professors Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney as they wrestle with: A *huge* ruling by Judge Pohl in the Military...

Duration:01:23:00

Episode 86: This Episode Was Not Recorded in the Situation Room!

8/14/2018
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We are back with review and analysis of the latest national security law developments, hot on the heels of last week’s deep-dive episode. We’ll have another deep dive soon, but for now it’s back to...

Duration:01:22:04

Episode 85: Party Like It’s June 28, 2004!

8/7/2018
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It had to happen sooner or later: an actual slow week for national security law! Ugh! Well, time to make lemonade from the lemons. A slow week in NSL news means that we can take...

Duration:01:28:56