Secrecy & Leaks

ACLU’s Jaffer on the CIA's Glomar Response, the Brennan Speech, and a Debate with Me

By Jack Goldsmith
Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 8:12 PM

In connection with my post this morning on the Brennan speech and the ACLU FOIA litigation, Jameel Jaffer – who heads up the ACLU’s National Security Project – had this op-ed on the FOIA litigation (with Nathan Wessler) on Monday and this response today to Brennan’s speech.  I disagree with much in Jameel’s reaction to the Brennan speech, but rather than laying that out now, I will link to this friendly debate that he and I had at Harvard a few weeks ago, on related issues, moderated by my colleague (and former Principal Deputy Counsel to President Obama) Dan Meltzer.