I haven’t watched this yet. Will publish thoughts on it after I have done so—if I have any. In the meantime, here are Josh Gerstein’s from Politico:
The head of the embattled National Security Agency, Gen. Keith Alexander, is
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Here’s the Fourth Circuit’s order denying two petitions for rehearing en banc—-one by New York Times reporter James Risen, the other by former CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling.
This past summer, a panel held, in a 2-1 vote, … Read more »
Today the Committee to Protect Journalists published a very critical report on the Obama administration’s efforts to crack down on leakers and control the flow of secret information from government officials to the press. “The administration’s war on leaks and … Read more »
The official launch event for the new site Just Security is taking place at this hour with an event entitled, “When Reporting is a Crime: National Security and the Press After Snowden and Sterling.” The event is being … Read more »
That’s the sum and substance of this Washington Post piece, which begins:
A former FBI bomb technician who later worked as a contractor for the Bureau has agreed to plead guilty to disclosing national defense information about a disrupted
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For years, the Intelligence Community has fought hard against the disclosure of its budget. Even the top line total was, for many decades, classified. Now, thanks to Edward Snowden, the Washington Post has the 2013 budget proposal. [Warning to … Read more »
Here’s the New York Times reporter’s petition for rehearing en banc in the case of United States v. Sterling. It was filed yesterday.
Readers will recall that last month a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit concluded, in a … Read more »
From The Guardian’s live blog:
Manning has been found not guilty of the most serious charge of “aiding the enemy”. However the private has been found guilty on five counts of violating the espionage act.
[Update] Here is Charlie … Read more »
It’s a big news day in national security law for all kinds of reasons—one being today’s opinion from the Fourth Circuit in United States v. Sterling.
That, of course, is the prosecution against a former CIA officer under, among … Read more »
This report is Attorney General Eric Holder’s response to President Obama’s order of a review of departmental policies with respect to the media. It announces several changes in policy, the first two of which seem the most … Read more »
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (“EPIC”), an advocacy and litigation group, today petitioned for a writ of mandamus or prohibition, or a writ of certiorari, in the Supreme Court. The filing’s subject is an April order, issued by the Foreign … Read more »
That’s the sum and substance of this Reuters piece (run here in the New York Times). It begins as follows:
CARACAS — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro offered asylum to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden on Friday in
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A group of twenty-six senators yesterday wrote to DNI James Clapper, and inquired about the executive branch’s application of the USA PATRIOT ACT—chiefly, it seems, the “business records” provision set forth in Section 215 of the statute.
The missive concludes … Read more »
Senator Rand Paul has said he is “reserving judgment” about Edward Snowden, but nevertheless characterized Snowden’s conduct as “civil disobedience.” Is that right?
From Socrates through Thoreau, Gandhi, and King, the great theorists and practitioners of this form of resistance … Read more »
Many, of course, will doubt the power of data mining, geolocation and other cyber techniques to resolve ambiguities. One would have thought, however, that Edwards Snowden the (in)famous NSA leaker would not be unaware of the power of distributed network … Read more »
You can’t make this stuff up. The Guardian has revealed its source to be NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who (not surprisingly) appears to be a fierce advocate of online freedom and privacy and who (perhaps surprisingly) appears to be residing … Read more »
[Editor's Note: Carrie Cordero is a frequent Lawfare guest poster, a former Justice Department official, and currently Director of National Security Studies at Georgetown University Law Center]
As someone who previously practiced before the FISA Court, my first reaction … Read more »
Four comments on today‘s Washington Post story (and the Verizon story on domestic and foreign data collection):
First, today’s Post story reminded me of this very interesting 2008 post from David Kris. It is worth re-reading now. A key … Read more »