Steve Vladeck

Executive Editor

Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) is an Executive Editor of Just Security, and was founding co-editor-in-chief until June 22, 2020. Steve is a professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law, and is also a senior editor of the Journal of National Security Law & Policy; a contributing editor to the Lawfare blog; a Distinguished Scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law; a fellow of the Fordham University School of Law Center on National Security; the Supreme Court Fellow for the Constitution Project; and an elected member of the American Law Institute. Steve’s prolific and award-winning scholarship has been published in the Yale Law Journal, the Harvard Law Review, and the Columbia Law Review, among others. Steve has also published short-form writing in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the National Law Journal, MSNBC.com, Slate, and BuzzFeed. Steve graduated from Amherst College and Yale Law School, after which he clerked for Judge Marsha Berzon on the Ninth Circuit and Judge Rosemary Barkett on the Eleventh Circuit.

Areas of ExpertiseConstitutional Law, National Security Law, Federal Jurisdiction, International Criminal Law, Surveillance, Detention, Federal Courts, Military Commissions

Selected Media Appearances
Television
Criticism Over Terror Suspect Killing – WUSA (9 News Now at 11)
Espionage Act and Whistle-Blowers – C-SPAN (Washington Journal)

Radio
Amnesty International: US drone strikes are ‘unlawful,’ demands victim reparations – KPCC (Airtalk)
Legal Questions Over Special Ops Raids– WBUR (Here & Now)
White House Issues New Rules on al Qaida Suspects – NPR (All Things Considered)

Online
Massive NSA cellphone-tracking program snares some Americans, too 
The Christian Science Monitor 
Taking the “Meh” out of Metadata
Slate
The Best Evidence Yet That Government Surveillance Oversight Is Nowhere Near Adequate
Slate
It’s time to fix the FISA Court (the way Congress intended)
MSNBC

Articles by this author:

Principles for a 2021 Authorization for Use of Military Force

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Mar 5th, 2021

Why Guantánamo Detainees Should Have Access to COVID Vaccines Part II: Federal Law and DoD Policies

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Feb 4th, 2021

Why Guantánamo Detainees Should Have Access to COVID Vaccines Part I: Law of Armed Conflict and Good Policy

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Feb 1st, 2021

Election Law Primer: What to Expect During and After the 2020 Election

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Nov 3rd, 2020

Good Governance Paper No. 7: Executive Branch Vacancies

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Oct 22nd, 2020

All the President’s Lawsuits: Fraud, Defamation, and the Westfall Act

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Sep 25th, 2020

Just Security’s New Co-Editor-in-Chief

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Jun 22nd, 2020

The Untold Power of Bill Barr to Direct US Military Forces in Case of “Civil Unrest”

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Jun 9th, 2020

Why the 2002 AUMF Does Not Apply to Iran

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Jan 9th, 2020

The Launch of Just Security’s Advisory Board

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Nov 1st, 2019

Welcoming Joshua Geltzer as a New Executive Editor at Just Security

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Oct 31st, 2019

Why the Fight for the Supreme Court Became So Ugly

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May 21st, 2019

Al-Nashiri III: A No Good, Very Bad Day for U.S. Military Commissions

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Apr 16th, 2019

Q&A: Does an Assange Prosecution Pose a Threat to Freedom of the Press?

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Apr 11th, 2019

A Test Case for Post-Criminal Terrorism Detention

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Mar 26th, 2019

About that Trial Balloon on Using 9/11 AUMF to Authorize Strikes on Iran

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Feb 21st, 2019

Unpacking (Some of) the Legal Issues Surrounding Hoda Muthana

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Feb 20th, 2019

Welcome Tess Bridgeman as Senior Editor of Just Security

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Jan 2nd, 2019

MBS and the Torture Victims Protection Act–His travel to the United States may no longer be an option

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Oct 17th, 2018

Andy Wright Becomes Senior Fellow at Just Security

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Jul 26th, 2018

OLC’s Formal (and Remarkably Broad) Defense of the April Syria Strikes

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Jun 1st, 2018

The Confusing and Confused New Attack on the Constitutionality of the Special Counsel’s Investigation

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May 24th, 2018

What the Heck is Happening in Al-Nashiri?: The Ten-Layer Dip at the Heart of the Latest Guantánamo Mess

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May 11th, 2018

Gina Haspel and the Elusive Shadow of CIA Torture: A Response to Ben Wittes

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May 9th, 2018

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