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September 15, 2021

News Roundup – The New Afghanistan, the AUMF, and Covid Vaccine Mandates

Episode 190

This week, co-host Yvette is joined by Bill Banks to discuss the latest topics in national security law: What are the legal issues surrounding Biden’s new “over-the-horizon” strategy in Afghanistan? Is it time for the U.S. to revise and reform the AUMF? And with COVID vaccines still dominating headlines, are the new federal mandates considered constitutional? And if they are, could there be other legal challenges?

William Banks is a professor at Syracuse Law School and the Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security


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