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Julian Sanchez on the NSA Controversies and Surveillance Reform

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Monday, September 22, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Cato Institute scholar Julian Sanchez has this lengthy interview with a podcast called Free Thoughts from libertarianism.org on the NSA controversies. I haven’t listened to it yet, but I look forward to doing so.

Cato Unbound Exchange on “The Snowden Files: One Year Later”

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 10:24 AM

The Cato Institute is hosting an online exchange entitled “The Snowden Files: One Year Later.” The lead essay, by Cato’s Julian Sanchez, opens as follows: America’s first real debate about the 21st century surveillance state began one year ago. There had, of course, been no previous shortage of hearings, op-eds, and panels mulling the appropriate “balance . . .
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Bad Code: The Whole Series

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Monday, November 4, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Over the last month, on our New Republic: Security States newsfeed, we rolled out a series designed to explain why fairly allocating the costs of software deficiencies between software makers and users is so critical to addressing the growing problem of vulnerability-ridden code—and how such a regime will require questioning some of our deep-seated beliefs about the . . .
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Julian Sanchez on the Issue Behind the Hospital Room Scene

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Monday, July 22, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Last week, I posted these thoughts on the remaining mystery surrounding what the 2004 dispute that led to the famous hospital room showdown. I offered a couple of theories, based on Snowen-disclosed documents, about the legal issue that precipitated the crisis. Specifically, I tried to think through why the Justice Department would have grown anxious . . .
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CATO Event on Drones

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Monday, April 22, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Ben and Steve  are speaking on a panel at the CATO Institute entitled “Drones and the New Way of War” along with Rosa Brooks of Georgetown Law and Benjamin Friedman of CATO. The event will be moderated by Malou Innocent, also of CATO. The description and the livestream of the event, which runs from 1:00 – . . .
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Carrie Cordero Compiles Alarm-Sounding Sequestration Comments

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 6:43 AM

Carrie Cordero, Georgetown’s Director of National Security Studies and a former Justice Department official, writes in with the following useful compilation of administration warnings about the effects of sequestration on national security: One might think it would have been better to start with Senator Tom Coburn’s infamous Wastebook when looking for places to trim the deficit. (Great . . .
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Marcy Wheeler Responds to Carrie Cordero

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Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Over at the Emptywheel blog, Ms. Wheel (aka Marcy Wheeler) has this response to former Justice Department official Carrie Cordero’s guest post of this morning. She notes that Senator Wyden responded at yesterday’s CATO event to one of the points Cordero makes in her post.

Carrie Cordero On the FAA Reauthorization

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Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 7:43 AM

Carrie Cordero, Georgetown’s Director of National Security Studies and a former Justice Department official, writes in with the following account of a recent Cato Institute event (which, ahem, would have been on the Lawfare calendar and the good folks at Cato notified us about it, by the way) on reauthorization of the FISA Amendments Act: . . .
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Cato Debate on Drones

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 9:26 PM

The Cato Institute, in its monthly Cato Unbound online magazine, is this month featuring a debate on drones to which Ritika and I have contributed an essay. The lead essay by David Cortright of Notre Dame University is available here and argues as follows: The first and most important question is whether drone technology makes war more . . .
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