Nick Basciano

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The Week That Was

The Week That Was: All of Lawfare In One Post

Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Privacy---worldwide privacy, that is: Last week Just Security’s David Cole argued for the existence of a global right to privacy, a claim to which Orin Kerr disagreed on this site. This week, Ben wondered what a global right to privacy would look like and how it might conflict with the long-standing reality of international espionage.

The Week That Was

The Week That Was: All of Lawfare In One Post

FISA reform took center stage this week: Raffaela gave us a detailed and elucidating tour of the relevant legislative plans, players, and issues. While the two main proposals share some common ground, Ben discussed the fundamental disagreement on the issue of bulk metadata collection and the potential legislative stalling-power such divergence holds.

The Week That Was

The Week That Was: All of Lawfare In One Post

This week, the uglier side of the U.S. targeted killing program received a few careful reviews: Ritika noted the release of two reports on drone strikes, one by Amnesty International and another by Human Rights Watch. Ben commented on what he saw as the strengths and weaknesses of each report, highlighting both their acknowledged limitations and where they overstep their bounds.

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