Episode 161: This Podcast Was Recorded “Before There Were Privacy Laws”
It's not April Fool's trick, we really are back with a new episode covering the latest in national security law news. Watch the video here, if you aren't getting enough Zoom. This week we've got: DOJ's Inspector General has come out with the first of what may be a series of reports on the quality of FBI's procedures in preparing FISA applications. This one is about compliance with the "Woods Procedures," and it is not a positive story for FBI. We explain, and we debate what follows from this. Will we see more uses of force against Iranian proxies in Iraq? A New York Times article and a presidential tweet raise the question. Meanwhile, returning to our all-too-familiar pandemic beat: we note the emergence of various rights claims--free exercise, abortion, guns--in relation to shelter-in-place/business-closure rules Best of all, of course, is the frivolity. If you are keeping up with WestWorld, we talk Episode 3 this week.