Eric Halliday

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Eric Halliday is a student at Harvard Law School. Before law school, Eric worked for two years at Mintz Levin, where he focused on white collar, anti-money laundering, and pro bono domestic violence matters. He graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in Political Science and Italian Studies.

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Civil Liberties and Constitutional Rights

Case Summary: Fourth Circuit Upholds Terrorism Watchlist Database

On March 30, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in El-Hady v. Kable upheld the constitutionality of the Terrorism Screening Database (TSDB), a watchlist maintained by the FBI that currently contains the names of more than 1 million “known or suspected terrorists.” With this ruling the Fourth Circuit joins the Sixth and Tenth Circuits, both of which have upheld the constitutionality of such terrorism watchlists in recent years.