Steve Vladeck

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Steve Vladeck is a professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law. A 2004 graduate of Yale Law School, Steve clerked for Judge Marsha Berzon on the Ninth Circuit and Judge Rosemary Barkett on the Eleventh Circuit. In addition to serving as a senior editor of the Journal of National Security Law & Policy, Steve is also the co-editor of Aspen Publishers’ leading National Security Law and Counterterrorism Law casebooks.

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Department of Homeland Security

The Federal Vacancies Reform Act Under Trump: The Department of Homeland Security Edition

To quote Yogi Berra, “it’s like déjà vu all over again.” For at least the fourth time in just over two years, a dispute has arisen over the president’s authority to name “acting” agency heads under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act (FVRA) of 1998. This time around, the debate involves the Department of Homeland Security—and the resignation/firing/un-resignation/ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

The National Security Law Podcast

The National Security Law Podcast: This National Emergency Podcast Requires the Use of the Armed Forces

Ready to dive deep, way deep, into the president’s national emergency declaration and the resulting lawsuits? We’ve got you covered. Tune in as Professors Vladeck and Chesney tease out and debate the nuances.

Along the way, enjoy updates on three interesting cert. denials today at SCOTUS as well as the suddenly-looming question of whether the 2001 AUMF’s long-quiet “harboring” provision might be used to provide the domestic legal basis for military action against…Iran?