In this week’s episode, co-hosts Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney discuss and debate:
- The proposed Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act (and DOJ’s January 2021 response to an earlier version of the DTPA)
- A pair of recent federal prosecutions involving attempt/conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State–and corresponding lessons about the way in which terrorism cases are developed using cooperating witnesses and undercover officers.
- The DC Circuit’s ruling in the al-Tamir (was al-Hadi) military commission case (rejecting the defendant’s arguments about the adequacy of the government’s proposed remedy for a situation in which the presiding military judge had made rulings while seeking employment elsewhere in the government).
- We have a National Cyber Director nominee at last, and it’s a good one.
- SCOTUS and the Shadow Docket: insights from the Tandon ruling.
All that, plus the usual frivolity!