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ODNI Releases Transcript from 2008 Protect America Act Litigation

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 1:41 PM

On Monday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence published a declassified oral argument transcript from critically important 2008 proceedings before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review (“FISCR”). As readers well know, the issue in In Re: Directives  was, naturally enough, a directive issued to Yahoo! under the Protect America Act of 2007.  The case . . .
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Additional NSA Declassified Documents on 215 Collection

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Monday, October 28, 2013 at 10:25 PM

I have not read these yet but will do so over the next few days and offer thoughts and summaries as I do. DNI James Clapper issued this statement along with the document release: In June of this year, President Obama directed me to declassify and make public as much information as possible about certain . . .
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Congress is Still Naked

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Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Our piece last night summarizing the just-released FISC opinion on Section 215 bulk metadata collection unleashed a storm of protest that caught us a little by surprise. In particular, Marcy Wheeler (aka emptywheel) went medieval on our repetition of FISC Judge Claire Eagan’s suggestion that a 2011 report the administration sent to Congress on bulk . . .
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Declassified Intelligence Community Documents

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 5:55 PM

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is declassifying a large group of important documents pertaining to NSA surveillance programs under Section 702 of FISA. I will keep updating this list as more files become available. We will be reading and processing the documents over the course of the evening, and will have commentary . . .
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Lawfare Podcast Episode #36: ODNI General Counsel Bob Litt Speaks at Brookings

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Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM

On Friday, Brookings hosted Bob Litt, the General Counsel to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He delivered a lengthy and detailed address entitled “Privacy, Technology, and National Security: An Overview of Intelligence Collection.” After the talk, which unsurprisingly touched on recent revelations about FISA surveillance, Litt took a few questions from the . . .
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ODNI GC Bob Litt Speaking at Brookings

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Friday, July 19, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Bob Litt, general counsel to the DNI, is speaking at the Brookings Institution at this hour on “Privacy, Technology and National Security: An Overview of Intelligence Collection.” His prepared remarks are below: PRIVACY, TECHNOLOGY AND NATIONAL SECURITY: An Overview of Intelligence Collection   I. Introduction I wish that I was here in happier times for the Intelligence Community.  . . .
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DNI General Counsel to Speak at Brookings Tomorrow

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Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Robert S. Litt, General Counsel to the Director of National Intelligence, will speak at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Brookings Institution’s Saul-Zilkha auditorium. Unsurprisingly given recent events, Litt’s remarks apparently will touch on foreign intelligence surveillance, the Fourth Amendment, and related subjects. We expect to have more details shortly, and will post them when we do. . . .
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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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