Category Archives: National security

LawFare: The Surprisingly Weak Reasoning of Mohamud

LawFare: The Surprisingly Weak Reasoning of Mohamud by Orin Kerr: In a recent post here at Lawfare, April Doss argues that the Ninth Circuit’s decision in United States v. Mohamud “got it right.” In her view, the critics of the … Continue reading

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New Law Review Article: Protecting the Fourth Amendment in the Information Age: A Response to Robert Litt

New Law Review Article: Protecting the Fourth Amendment in the Information Age: A Response to Robert Litt by Cindy Cohn (short form here without footnotes)

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USA Today: New House coalition fights rise in government surveillance

USA Today: New House coalition fights rise in government surveillance by Erin Kelly. They’ve never been interested before. And 25 is still only a handful of the 435 members of the House.

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WaPo: FBI wants access to Internet browser history without a warrant in terrorism and spy cases

WaPo: FBI wants access to Internet browser history without a warrant in terrorism and spy cases by Ellen Nakashima:

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CNET: Senate bill would let FBI read your emails without a court order

CNET: Senate bill would let FBI read your emails without a court order by Shara Tibken The 2017 Intelligence Authorization Act would deal a blow to privacy by making government surveillance easier.

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Ars Technica: Representatives say NSA must end plans to expand domestic spying

Ars Technica: Representatives say NSA must end plans to expand domestic spying by Megan Geuss: Americans “deserve a public debate” on 4th amendment encroachments, reps say. Today, two representatives from the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee sent a letter … Continue reading

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WaPo: Surprise! NSA data will soon routinely be used for domestic policing that has nothing to do with terrorism

WaPo: Surprise! NSA data will soon routinely be used for domestic policing that has nothing to do with terrorism by Radley Balko:

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Washington Free Beacon: 2002 Letter Lays Out Bush’s Legal Authority For Conducting Surveillance After 9/11; Yoo letter declassified

Washington Free Beacon: 2002 Letter Lays Out Bush’s Legal Authority For Conducting Surveillance After 9/11 [Yoo letter declassified] by Morgan Chalfant:

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Global Research: NSA Spying, Privacy and the Fourth Amendment: The Views of U.S. Presidential Candidates

Global Research: NSA Spying, Privacy and the Fourth Amendment: The Views of U.S. Presidential Candidates by Michael T. Bucci: What are the positions of U.S. presidential candidates on NSA domestic spying, personal privacy and the Fourth Amendment?

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FedScoop: Spies’ lawyer: Third party doctrine not an ‘off switch’ for privacy

FedScoop: Spies’ lawyer: Third party doctrine not an ‘off switch’ for privacy by Jeremy Snow: It’s important to distinguish between the different types of disclosure to third parties, said Robert Litt, general counsel for Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. … Continue reading

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FISC: New FREEDOM Act had a 180 grace period for surveillance

“‘Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose,’ well, at least for 180 days. This application presents the question whether the recently-enacted USA FREEDOM Act, in amending Title V of FISA, ended the bulk collection of telephone metadata. The short … Continue reading

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The Hill: Court won’t reconsider ruling upholding NSA spying

The Hill: Court won’t reconsider ruling upholding NSA spying by Julian Hattem: A federal appeals court on Friday declined to take up a lower court’s decision upholding National Security Agency surveillance, in a blow to privacy advocates who have called … Continue reading

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