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The Atlantic Reports that the ACLU Reports that Glenn Greenwald Will Report Bad Surveillance Stuff

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Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Over at the Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf is reporting that Anthony Romero of the ACLU in a speech in Aspen is reporting that Glenn Greenwald someday soon will report that really bad surveillance stuff is happening: Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, told an Aspen Ideas Festival panel Wednesday that forthcoming revelations . . .
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Whence Imminence in that Drone Memo? A Puzzle and a Theory

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 11:19 AM

On May 27, a unanimous Supreme Court—to little notice from just about anyone—handed down a case called Plumhoff v. Rickard, which dealt with a police shooting and a claim of excessive force during a high-speed car chase. Donald Rickard had led police in Arkansas on a highway chase, at the end of which officers shot him and . . .
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President Obama’s Metadata Proposal: A Win for Everyone?

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 10:01 PM

The ACLU is declaring President Obama’s announcement today of his proposal for reform of the 215 program “a major step in the right direction and a victory for privacy.” Jameel Jaffer, writing over at Just Security, raises questions about the proposal but says flatly: This is a milestone. The administration’s proposal is an acknowledgement that a . . .
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A Brief Reply to Steve

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 7:41 AM

In his response to my post in defense of the NSA, Steve raises a few issues about my claim that the “NSA’s activities are legal.” I would like to address them each very briefly. First, he asks, “does Ben think we should completely ignore the fact that the NSA apparently misrepresented its activities–and its understanding . . .
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Another Take on the Targeting and Minimization Procedures

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Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Earlier, I posted my read on the leaked NSA targeting and minimization procedures. Unsurprisingly, the ACLU has a rather different take. It opens: Newly released documents confirm what critics have long suspected—that the National Security Agency, a component of the Defense Department, is engaged in unconstitutional surveillance of Americans’ communications, including their telephone calls and emails. . . .
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TV Thoughts on Drones and John Brennan

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Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 6:04 PM

John Bellinger and Christoper Anders of the ACLU this morning had a discussion of John Brennan’s testimony, drone strikes, and the administration’s legal positions on CSPAN’s Washington Journal this morning. Please note which web site a CSPAN banner referred readers to “for more information” on the subject.

Lawfare Podcast Episode #21: Jameel Jaffer and Benjamin Powell on Clapper v. Amnesty International

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Monday, November 12, 2012 at 12:59 PM

On Monday, October 29, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Clapper v. Amnesty International, which poses the question whether a group of human rights organizations, lawyers, activists, and journalists have standing to challenge a congressionally-authorized warantless government surveillance program. In this episode of the podcast, I spoke with both Jameel Jaffer of the ACLU, who . . .
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