National Security

13 ABA Journal National Security articles.

Bid to dismiss Flynn charges appears to be a ‘corrupt and politically motivated favor,’ report says
The U.S. Department of Justice’s bid to dismiss charges against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser appears to be a “corrupt and politically motivated favor,” according to a report by a former judge tasked with opposing the government request.
Full DC Circuit refuses to order immediate dismissal of Michael Flynn prosecution
An en banc federal appeals court is refusing to interfere with a federal judge’s plan to review the U.S. Department of Justice’s bid to drop the prosecution of Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser.
Law prof talks quarantine, war powers and second grade constitutional law
Teach what you know. That piece of wisdom came to mind when schools closed due to the coronavirus global pandemic in mid-March, and I suddenly had a new job: second grade home-schooler.
Would a government-backed social credit scoring system like China’s ever fly in the US?
Federal judge demands US identify inaccurate and misleading statements made in filings
A federal judge in New York has ordered the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to disclose all the inaccurate or misleading statements made to the court in defense of a decision to oust New York from expedited border crossing programs.
Judge refuses to stop publication of Bolton book but warns of consequences
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., refused Saturday to block the publication of a tell-all book by former National Security Adviser John Bolton while warning of possible consequences.
DOJ suit seeks delay of Bolton book, which alleges ‘obstruction of justice as a way of life’
Updated: The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to delay publication of a tell-all book by former National Security Adviser John Bolton, a day before major newspapers began reporting on its contents.
Afternoon Briefs: ‘Highly irregular conduct’ by DOJ alleged; satanist loses abortion case

DOJ engaged in ‘highly irregular conduct,’ says amicus appointee in Michael Flynn case

The U.S. Department of Justice “engaged in highly irregular conduct to benefit a political ally of the…

Can Trump send military to states to stop violent protests? This law likely allows it
President Donald Trump said Monday he would use the military to stop violent protests in states where governors refuse to take actions needed to protect lives and property.
Between Hacks and Hostilities: Are the US government and private sector ready for persistent engagement?
Cybersecurity is necessarily an issue that crosses international boundaries, raising complex questions of sovereignty, jurisdiction, law and policy. In response, lawyers have struggled to find the right legal metaphor or framework to apply to cyberspace. Each of these issues concerns the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative because the way we as a society choose to address these challenges implicates what it means to live and operate under the rule of law.
16% of Americans think Clarence Thomas is chief justice, ABA civics survey finds

In a new survey, the ABA highlighted gaps in Americans’ knowledge of history and government as part of the ABA Survey of Civic Literacy 2019, the first comprehensive survey of its kind by the association. The results of the nationwide poll of 1,000 people were released Wednesday to mark Law Day, a national event established by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1958 to recognize the country’s commitment to the rule of law.

AG Barr to testify over Mueller report before House and Senate

U.S. Attorney General William Barr is expected to testify before House and Senate panels on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation next week.

The attorney general will appear before the House…

Our top picks from Mueller report media coverage
Even with redactions, at 448 pages, the report from the office of special counsel Robert Mueller that was released Thursday will take most people a while to read. Consuming all the news stories, think pieces, legal analysis, live blogs, podcasts and blog posts would take far longer.