I note some broad themes raised during yesterday’s hearing in this closely-watched case, in which the tech giant has refused to comply with a warrant seeking customer data stored overseas.
Alexander Ely is a student at Columbia Law School, where he is Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law and Vice President of the National Security Law Society. He holds an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, where he was Editor-in-Chief of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs and spent a summer as a Harold Rosenthal Fellow in International Relations at the Department of Defense. Prior to graduate school, he spent two years working for an international communications consulting firm, and was previously an Editorial Researcher at Foreign Policy Magazine. He graduated with a B.A., cum laude, in Government from the College of William & Mary in 2009.
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Findings, Conclusions and Areas of Dispute Between the SSCI Report, the Minority, and the CIA: Part Five
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