Jack Goldsmith is The Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, the co-founder of The Lawfare Blog and the “After Trump” podcast. He is the author of “In Hoffa’s Shadow. A Stepfather, A Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for The Truth,” about his life growing up with a stepfather who was named as The Number One Suspect in the disappearance (and presumed death) of James Riddle Hoffa – the longtime Teamster leader.
Jack, a former high ranking official in The Department of Justice, chronicles his life growing up as the son of a mafia-connected Teamster official who is surveilled, harassed and harangued by various three letter agencies with an interest in solving the Hoffa riddle (no pun intended).
We also touch on his time as Deputy Legal Advisor to President Bush, the presumed omniscience of government’s monitoring of our electronic communications, and his newest project “After Trump” where he and Bob Bauer seek to strengthen current law and to encode certain norms into actually legally binding statutes.
Jack is featured in the new Netflix documentary, Turning Point recounting his time in the Bush White House in the post 9/11 era.
And if you listen until the end, you find out Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?
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