Jennifer Daskal

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Jennifer Daskal joined American University Washington College of Law (WCL) in 2013 as an Assistant Professor of Law. She teaches and writes in the fields of criminal law, national security law, and constitutional law. From 2009-2011, Daskal was counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Department of Justice and, among other things, served on the Secretary of Defense and Attorney General-led Detention Policy Task Force. Prior to joining DOJ, she was the senior counterterrorism counsel at Human Rights Watch, worked as a staff attorney for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and clerked for the Honorable Jed S. Rakoff. She spent two years before joining WCL’s faculty as a national security law fellow and adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center.

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Federal Law Enforcement

Launch Event: Low-Hanging Fruit: Evidence Based Solutions to the Digital Evidence Challenge

Tomorrow morning (Wednesday, July 25), from 8-10 am, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse -- along with DOJ’s former Assistant Attorney General for National Security, David Kris and DOJ’s former Principal Attorney General, David Bitkower, among others -- will be on the hill to launch CSIS’s new report, Low-Hanging Fruit: Evidence-Based Solutions to the Digital Evidence Challenge, co-authored by the two of us.  The report focuses on the range of challenges with accessing and

Material Support

Enslaved and Forced to Watch Her Husband Dig His Own Grave—And Labeled A Terrorist As A Result

A recent Board of Immigration Appeals case concluded that a woman who was kidnapped and forced into labor for El Salvadoran guerrillas is a material supporter of terrorism and therefore ineligible for asylum.