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Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Refuses to Enforce Trump Refugee EO

Acting Attorney General Sally Yates has announced in a letter to Department of Justice staff that the Department will not be enforcing President Trump's executive order excluding immigrants and refugees from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from the United States.

The letter is included below and is also available here.

Encryption

Civil Liability for End-to-End Encryption: Threat or Fantasy? Part I

Last week, one of us noted Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s question to Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates asking whether the manufacturers of encrypted devices might be liable civilly if FBI Director James Comey’s “going-dark” warnings were to come true and public safety were to be harmed as a result.

Encryption

Thoughts on Encryption and Going Dark, Part II: The Debate on the Merits

On Thursday, I described the surprisingly warm reception FBI Director James Comey got in the Senate this week with his warning that the FBI was "going dark" because of end-to-end encryption. In this post, I want to take on the merits of the renewed encryption debate, which seem to me complicated and multi-faceted and not all pushing in the same direction.

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