In an unexpected move, the Democratic National Convention turned political reprobation for election interference into formal legal action alleging conspiracy.
Chinmayi Sharma is a law student at University of Virginia, where she is focusing on cybersecurity and tech policy. She founded and served as the first president of LIST, the law school’s first tech law society, and serves as Online Development Editor of the Virginia Law Review. Prior to law school, she helped co-found a tech consulting company for which she acted as an adviser and programmer to growing startups and larger international development organizations. She has also worked at Deloitte and CEB, now Gartner. She graduated with highest distinction from Duke University with B.A.s in English and Public Policy.
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On March 23, the Trump administration released a new order restricting the ability of transgender individuals to serve in the military.
Last month, Congress extended the Dec. 31 deadline to reauthorize Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act until Jan. 19. With 10 days to go and an expected flurry of legislative activity before a final bill passes and is signed, Lawfare will be collating relevant documents, including draft bills and amendments, on this resource page.
On Nov. 8, the House Judiciary Committee passed, 27-8, a revised version of the USA Liberty Act of 2017 with several amendments. Below is a summary of the bill the committee passed, including key changes.
NOTE: This post summarizes the text of Sen. Richard Burr's bill as it stood before a closed committee markup hearing on Oct. 25. An updated bill is now available here.
Those affected by data breaches now have increasing opportunities to take their claims to court. Last month, in northern California’s federal district court, Judge Lucy Koh upheld the right of victims to sue Yahoo for massive breaches between 2013 and 2016.
Last week, members of the the House Judiciary Committee (HJC) introduced the “Uniting and Strengthening American Liberty Act of 2017,” known as the “USA Liberty Act.” A discussion draft of the bill had been circulating since a few days prior to introduction.