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Past articles by Rohini:

Livestream: Jan. 6 Select Committee Hearing Day One

The committee will hear testimony from U.S. Capitol Police Officer Caroline Edwards and documentarian Nick Quested. → Read More

The Week That Will Be

Lawfare's weekly roundup of event announcements and employment opportunities. → Read More

Intern with Lawfare!

Lawfare is now accepting summer 2022 internship applications through the Brookings Institution. → Read More

Biden Signs Executive Order Making Sexual Harassment an Offense Under the UCMJ

Prior to the order, there was no charge for sexual harassment under military law; instead, it was prosecuted under various sections of the UCMJ. → Read More

Seditious Conspiracy: What to Make of the Latest Oath Keepers Indictment

The indictment sets out the most serious criminal charge yet used against any of the Capitol rioters, but it also shows the limits of the criminal law in responding to Jan. 6. → Read More

Oath Keepers Founder Charged With Seditious Conspiracy for Jan. 6 Attack on U.S. Capitol

On Jan. 8, a grand jury indicted Stewart Rhodes, founder and leader of the far-right group Oath Keepers, in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Charges against him and 10 other alleged Oath Keeper members include seditious conspiracy for organizing the plot to attack the Capitol. You can read the indictment here and below: → Read More

Facebook Sued Over Killing Tied to Boogaloo Movement

The lawsuit alleges that Facebook gave rise to the far-right extremist boogaloo movement that led Officer Dave Patrick Underwood’s killer and his accomplice to connect. → Read More

D.C. Circuit Court Reverses District Court Ruling in Anti-Terrorism Act Case

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed the district court’s dismissal of a lawsuit over whether medical supply and manufacturing companies can be held liable under the federal Anti-Terrorism Act for deliveries of drugs and medical supplies in Iraq. → Read More

Introducing the January 6 Project

Lawfare is launching The January 6 Project, which compiles Lawfare’s coverage, analysis and resources related to the legal and policy issues arising out of the Jan. 6 attack and the government response. → Read More

Jan. 6 Committee Releases Contempt Report on Steve Bannon

The report outlines the committee’s efforts to get Bannon to comply and his failure to do so. → Read More

Navy Engineer Charged With Attempting to Share Nuclear Submarine Secrets

For over a year, Jonathan Toebbe and Diana Toebbe allegedly sold information about the design of nuclear-powered warships to a person they believed to be a representative of a foreign government who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent, according to the criminal complaint. → Read More

Justice Department IG Releases Audit of FISA Procedures

On Sept. 30, the Department of Justice’s inspector general released an internal audit of the FBI’s procedures around the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) application process. The FBI’s “Woods Procedures” are one element of the FISA application process in which FBI personnel must “document support for all factual assertions contained in [the applications].” The → Read More

Livestream: Hearing on the End of the U.S. Military Mission in Afghanistan

The committee will hear testimony from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and Commander of the United States Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie. → Read More

Durham Grand Jury Indicts Lawyer Michael Sussmann

The indictment alleges that Sussmann lied about his client in a 2016 meeting about former President Trump and Russia. → Read More

Fourth Circuit Rejects Wikimedia’s Suit Against the NSA on Secrecy Grounds

The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, claimed that the NSA’s “Upstream” surveillance program captures its international communications and is a violation of its First Amendment free-speech rights and its Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure. → Read More

Supreme Court to Hear State Secrets Case on FBI Surveillance

The court’s ruling in FBI v. Fazaga could have significant implications for future challenges to government surveillance under FISA and to the government’s use of the state secrets privilege. → Read More

Livestream: Antony Blinken on the U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan Part 2

At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will hold a hearing to evaluate the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. The committee will hear testimony from Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. → Read More

Newly Released Documents Related to Sept. 11 Investigation

In an executive order, President Biden instructed the declassification and release of documents related to the FBI’s investigation into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. We’re tracking the releases here and will continue to update this post as new documents become public. → Read More

The Week That Will Be

Lawfare's weekly roundup of event announcements and employment opportunities. → Read More

Intern with Lawfare!

Lawfare is now accepting spring internship applications through the Brookings Institution. → Read More