At 2pm today, the Senate Judiciary Committee is will hold an oversight hearing on U.S. government surveillance authorities. Catch the live webcast at their website, or on C-SPAN 3.
Here are the witnesses:
Panel I (Joint Testimony)
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The world mourns Nelson Mandela’s passing today. A memorial service was held in Soweto, South Africa.
Members of the House and Senate armed services committees have reached a deal regarding the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act. Earlier today, I noted… Read more »
Monday evening, Senate and House armed services committee leaders announced that a compromise has been largely reached with regard to the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act. Among those matters included in the bill is the future of Guantanamo. … Read more »
The snow-drizzle may have slowed down the first two branches of government and every nonprofit in town on Monday morning, but the judiciary didn’t budge much: oral argument this morning in the appeal of Hatim v. Obama, otherwise known … Read more »
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On Monday morning, a significant Guantanamo case, Hatim v. Obama et al., will be argued before D.C. Circuit Judges Merrick Garland, Karen L. Henderson, and Thomas B. Griffith. Petitioners and respondents both will have fifteen minutes to present arguments, … Read more »
The transfer of two Algerian detainees at Guantanamo Bay was announced this morning by the Department of Defense:
The Department of Defense announced on Dec. 5 the transfer of Djamel Saiid Ali Ameziane and Bensayah Belkecem from the detention
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As Steve already noted, the D.C. Circuit has affirmed the district court’s denial of a writ of habeas corpus to Guantanamo detainee Abdul Razak Ali. We covered the oral argument this fall, in preview and recap posts.
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Carrie Johnson of NPR speaks on Morning Edition today to assess what we’ve learned from all the NSA surveillance program declassifications. And the U.N.’s Ben Emmerson will launch an investigation into the Snowden leaks, writes the Guardian.
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As we’ve noted, amendments spanning several issues, including cybersecurity, and anti-terrorism laws, have been put forth as add-ons to the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act. And there are several proposals aiming to undo the Senate Armed Services Committee’s … Read more »
The briefing regarding the mootness of the habeas appeal of the now-former Bagram detainee, Hamidullah, is before the D.C. Circuit. Last week the U.S. government informed Hamidullah’s attorneys that he had been transferred, along with five other non-Afghans who had … Read more »
Let’s take a brief detour from Iran, Syria and NSA surveillance, and talk about GTMO: Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo write, for the Associated Press, about “Penny Lane,” a secret site at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility from 2003-2006 … Read more »
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A few weeks ago, Bobby and John reacted to a Washington Post story reporting that seven hundred Afghan detainees at Bagram Air Force Base whom the US transferred to Afghan custody earlier this year may be released. Despite the custody … Read more »
Today marks the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s delivery of the Gettysburg Address. Here’s some bits and bobs from around the internet: a republication of AEI scholar Leon Kass’s 2007 remarks, the remarks of Lincoln Scholar Allen Guelzo at … Read more »
On Monday, the Senate approved in a 91-0 vote to proceed to debate on the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, and floor debate began today.
We’ve covered the competing bills on Lawfare, one passed by the House and the … Read more »
This latest set of declassified documents is related to programs authorized by Sections 501 and 702 of FISA. The materials include, writes DNI James Clapper on the Tumblr:
20 orders and opinions of the Foreign Surveillance Court, 11 pleadings and
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Two hearings in one week on bitcoin. On Monday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on virtual currencies.
So reports Sari Horwitz at the Washington Post, who learned of this effort in an interview with Attorney General Eric Holder.
In Clapper v. Amnesty International, the 2013 challenge to Section 702 surveillance programs, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli … Read more »
Would a cyber attack on the most vulnerable nodes of the U.S. power grid paralyze us, or would we be prepared? That’s what 10,000 war gamers tried to assess in a simulation this week. Have a glimpse through a New … Read more »