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Criminal Law: Procedural

Did the Fourth Amendment Require the FBI to Selectively Seize Weiner’s Emails?

Thanks to forensic software, investigators usually do not need to seize all of the data on a computer and can instead selectively copy portions for later analysis and use at trial. This raises the question: did the FBI violate the Fourth Amendment in seizing Huma Abedin’s emails instead of confining the seizure to Anthony Weiner’s communications?

Campaign 2016

State-Sponsored Doxing and Manipulation of the U.S. Election: How Should the U.S. Government Respond?

As Thomas Rid explains in this terrific piece in Esquire, the Russian government has developed a remarkable capacity for blending the fruits of espionage with information operations designed to manipulate public opinion abroad.  It has deployed this capacity in the past in various contexts without generating much discussion in U.S. circles, but recent activities apparently designed to impact the U.S.

Campaign 2016

Presidential Debate National Security Bingo

Like many of you, I find myself unable to resist watching the debate this evening despite the fact that the last one actually left me felling physically ill. But I'm hoping to lighten the experience a bit this time around, with help from my students. I am teaching "Law of the Intelligence Community" this semester, and during a prior debate we had a good laugh talking about whether the words "702" might be uttered. So, today, we spent an entirely-inappropriate amount of time constructing a full-fledged bingo card for tonight's debate.  

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