FISA Follies & Trump’s Taxes (with Steve Vladeck)

FISA Follies & Trump’s Taxes (with Steve Vladeck)

On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned with Preet, “FISA Follies & Trump’s Taxes,” Preet answers listener questions about vice presidential rules, Trump’s defunding of the WHO, and COVID-19’s effect on domestic violence. Then, Preet is joined by Steve Vladeck, the A. Dalton Cross Professor in Law at the University of Texas School of Law, to discuss FISA courts and President Trump’s upcoming Supreme Court battles.   To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet. And if you haven’t already, listen to this week’s full episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free in the Stay Tuned feed.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.   REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS THE Q&A Philip Bump, “Could Joe Biden pick Barack Obama as his running mate? Yes. But.” Washington Post, 8/6/2015 Peter Baker, “VP Bill? Depends on Meaning of ‘Elected,’” Washington Post, 10/20/2006 Erica Werner, “Congressional Democrats allege Trump’s move to defund World Health Organization is illegal,” Washington Post, 4/15/2020 Jacob Pramuk, “Trump’s WHO funding threat echoes action that got him impeached, Democrats say,” CNBC, 4/15/2020 “The Impoundment Control Act of 1974: What Is It? Why Does It Matter?” House Committee on the Budget, 10/23/2019 “President Donald J. Trump Is Demanding Accountability From the World Health Organization,”, 4/15/2020 Michele Berger and Susan B. Sorensen, “Domestic violence and gun sales in the time of COVID-19,” Penn Today, 4/15/2020 Griffin Dix, “COVID-19, gun sales and guns in homes,” The Hill, 4/11/2020 THE INTERVIEW Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney, The National Security Law Podcast  Steve Vladeck and Ryan Goodman, Co-Editors-in-Chief, Just Security Blog Vladeck’s Biography, University of Texas School of Law   FISA:  “Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation,” Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice, 12/9/2019 “Management Advisory Memorandum for the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Regarding the Execution of Woods Procedures for Applications Filed with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Relating to U.S. Persons,” Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice, 3/30/2020 United States Intelligence Activities, Executive Order 12333, National Archives, 12/4/1981 Franks vs. Delaware (Supreme Court, 1978), Justia USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020,, 3/10/2020 Vladeck’s appearance before the House Select Intelligence Committee, CSPAN, 10/29/2013 Steve Vladeck, “The FISA Court and Article III,” Washigton and Lee Law Review, 6/1/2015 James G. McAdams III, “FISA: An Overview,” Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, 2006 Steve Vladeck, “The Best Evidence Yet That Government Surveillance Oversight Is Nowhere Near Adequate,” Slate, 10/31/2013 Steve Vladeck, “Trump's criticism of the Carter Page FISA warrant is wrong. But that doesn't mean the FISA process is right,” NBC News, 7/24/2018 Inspector General Memo on FISA Audit, Department of Justice, 3/30/2020 Ellen Nakashima and Devlin Barrett, “Problems with FBI surveillance extended far beyond probe of Trump campaign, Justice Dept. inspector general says,” Washington Post, 3/31/2020 Andrew C. McCarthy, “It’s Time to Rethink Foreign-Intelligence Surveillance,” National Review, 4/4/2020 COVID AND THE LAW: Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, “Department of Justice Enforcement Actions Related to COVID-19,” Department of Justice, 3/24/2020 Harry Litman, “The DOJ Just Made it Too Easy to Link Coronavirus to Terrorism,” Los Angeles Times, 4/2/2020 Chris Strohm, “Barr Threatens Legal Action Against Governors Over Lockdowns,” Bloomberg, 4/21/2020 UPCOMING LEGAL FIGHTS: Supplemental Briefing Order on Trump Tax Cases, Supreme Court, 4/27/2020 Steve Vladeck, Thread on Supreme Court Order, Twitter, 4/27/2020 Josh Chafetz, Congress’s Constitution: Legislative Authority and the Separation of Powers, Yale University Press, 2017 Steve Vladeck, “What would happen if Trump ignored a divided Supreme Court ruling against him?” Washington Post, 10/14/2019 WAR CRIMES TRIALS: Gerd Hankel, “Leipzig War Crimes Trials,” International Encyclopedia of the First World War, 2016 Mitchell Yockelson, “The bizarre tale of a kidnapping attempt, the German kaiser and a beloved ashtray,” Washington Post, 8/14/2018 Rebecca Kheel and Morgan Chalfant, “Five Things to Know about the International Criminal Court,” The Hill, 9/10/2018

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