NOCON//REL TO ALL: Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper declassified a trove of documents pertaining to pen register/trap-and-trace (PR/TT) collection pursuant to section 401 of FISA and business record (BR) collection pursuant to section 501 (as amended by section … Read more »
Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Privacy—worldwide privacy, that is: Last week Just Security’s David Cole argued for the existence of a global right to privacy, a claim to which Orin Kerr disagreed on this site. This week, Ben … Read more »
FISA reform took center stage this week: Raffaela gave us a detailed and elucidating tour of the relevant legislative plans, players, and issues. While the two main proposals share some common ground, Ben discussed the fundamental disagreement on the … Read more »
This week, Ben welcomed three truly remarkable additions to Lawfare: Orin Kerr, Gabriella Blum, and Ingrid Wuerth.
Public scrutiny of espionage continued as the digital transformation of a once cloak-and-dagger spy game became more visible. Ingrid discussed legal matters for … Read more »
This week, the uglier side of the U.S. targeted killing program received a few careful reviews: Ritika noted the release of two reports on drone strikes, one by Amnesty International and another by Human Rights Watch. Ben commented on … Read more »