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22 Jul 2019, 1:15 pm by Vishnu Kannan
ICYMI: Last Weekend on Lawfare Jen Patja Howell shared the most recent episode of the Lawfare Podcast, in which Jack Goldsmith interviews former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter about his recent book “Inside the Five-Sided Box: Lessons from a Lifetime of Leadership in the Pentagon. [read post]
20 Jul 2019, 10:30 am by Jen Patja Howell
Jack Goldsmith sat down in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to have a conversation with former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. [read post]
16 Jul 2019, 5:00 am by Gabe Rottman
Eventually, the Times made its case for disclosure to Lawfare’s Jack Goldsmith. [read post]
14 Jul 2019, 6:01 pm by Marty Lederman
  It's not Trump's behavior itself that's "normalized" the unthinkable--it's the utter absence of any concerted outrage and alarm in response.To be sure, there are a handful of brave exceptions, most of whom are employed by or write under the aegis of the Washington Post, Lawfare or "Checks and Balances," such as Max Boot, George Conway, Jennifer Rubin, Peter Keisler, Jack Goldsmith, Anne Applebaum, Don Ayer (if… [read post]
9 Jul 2019, 6:00 am by Quinta Jurecic
On Lawfare, Jack Goldsmith and Josh Blackman have argued that Mueller’s application of the obstruction statutes to presidential conduct facially authorized by Article II is deeply flawed. [read post]
29 Jun 2019, 5:08 am by Hadley Baker, Vishnu Kannan
Patja Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, in which Jack Goldsmith spoke with documentarian Errol Morris about Morris’s film on former Trump strategist Steve Bannon, as well as two of his other films regarding Robert McNamara and Donald Rumsfeld: The D.C. [read post]
24 Jun 2019, 11:40 am by Vishnu Kannan
  ICYMI: Last Weekend on Lawfare Jen Patja Howell shared the most recent episode of the Lawfare Podcast, a conversation between Jack Goldsmith and Errol Morris about the latter’s films related to law and national security. [read post]
24 Jun 2019, 6:28 am by Scott R. Anderson
For the past two months, the Middle East has teetered on the edge of war. [read post]
22 Jun 2019, 10:30 am by Jen Patja Howell
Earlier this year, Morris sat down with Jack Goldsmith for a conversation about those three films. [read post]
20 Jun 2019, 1:13 pm by Ashley Deeks, Scott R. Anderson
As Jack Goldsmith has written for Lawfare, the executive branch has at times advanced even broader views of the president’s legal authority, particularly in situations of national self-defense. [read post]
14 Jun 2019, 2:18 pm by Jonathan Shaub
Two seminal events have occurred in recent days in the ongoing oversight war between the House of Representatives and the Trump administration—and in the ongoing expansion of the doctrine of executive privilege. [read post]
8 Jun 2019, 4:47 am by Hadley Baker, Vishnu Kannan
As part of an ongoing debate about the attorney general’s declassification authority, Jack Goldsmith responded to a post by Benjamin Wittes and David Kris, arguing that there are good reasons to investigate the Trump campaign investigators and to give the attorney general limited declassification authority with respect to that investigation. [read post]
7 Jun 2019, 12:37 pm by Vishnu Kannan
Jack Goldsmith identified four posts from the Harvard National Security Journal’s spring issue that may be of interest to Lawfare readers. [read post]
7 Jun 2019, 6:11 am by Bob Bauer
First-rate scholars have argued a range of failures, including Richard Pildes’s contention that Mueller abdicated a “core responsibility” in declining to reach a judgment on obstruction of justice and Jack Goldsmith’s argument that the Mueller report misapplied the law governing a president’s exposure to liability for obstruction.. [read post]
3 Jun 2019, 2:18 pm by Vishnu Kannan
Jack Goldsmith responded to a post by Benjamin Wittes and David Kris, arguing that there are good reasons to investigate the Trump campaign investigators and to give the attorney general limited declassification authority for that investigation. [read post]
1 Jun 2019, 8:52 pm by Hadley Baker
Jack Goldsmith responded with a less alarmed view of the action. [read post]
31 May 2019, 9:40 am
One is reminded, once again, of Jack Goldsmith’s observations in The Atlantic:  “We have never had a president so ill-informed about the nature of his office, so openly mendacious, so self-destructive, or so brazen in his abusive attacks on the courts, the press, Congress (including members of his own party), and even senior officials within his own administration. [read post]
26 May 2019, 7:48 am by Sarah Grant
Jack Goldsmith noted that a successful prosecution of Assange will have adverse implications for mainstream U.S. news publications’ efforts to solicit, receive and publish classified information. [read post]
26 May 2019, 7:48 am by Sarah Grant
Jack Goldsmith noted that a successful prosecution of Assange will have adverse implications for mainstream U.S. news publications’ efforts to solicit, receive and publish classified information. [read post]
24 May 2019, 11:56 am by Mikhaila Fogel
Jack Goldsmith offered a second round of thoughts on the Mueller report interpretation of the clear statement rule. [read post]