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Keep the CFIUS Curtain Shut

By   /  April 18, 2013  /  Economy / Trade, National Security Law  /  No Comments

“The U.S. Intelligence Community judges with moderate confidence that there is likely a coordinated strategy among one or more foreign governments or companies to acquire U.S. companies involved in research, development, or production of critical technologies for which the United States is a leading producer.” This statement comes from an analysis of 2011 business transactions […]

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EVENT: Drone Warfare in 2030: Examining the Future of Expanding Drone Use, the Precedent that May be Set, and Constitutional Implications Here and Abroad

By   /  April 10, 2013  /  National Security Law  /  Comments Off on EVENT: Drone Warfare in 2030: Examining the Future of Expanding Drone Use, the Precedent that May be Set, and Constitutional Implications Here and Abroad

Presented by the American Constitution Society, LL.M. Student Board, and the National Security Law Brief Thursday April 18, 2013 12:00-1:30pm, includes lunch 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016, Room 602 The United States’ expanding use of armed drones has sparked numerous discussions on the legality and ethical desirability of their use. Yet the discussions […]

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License Plate Readers: Protecting National Security Interests or Infringing on Civil Liberties?

By   /  April 10, 2013  /  First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

With ever increasing modern technologies, American citizens are constantly subject to numerous forms of government-sanctioned surveillance. From physical surveillance, such as gunfire locators and license plate readers, to informational surveillance, such as analysis of Internet browsing history and financial records, the government is able to amass a significant amount of information pertaining to individuals’ lives. […]

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The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA): Another SOPA?

By   /  April 9, 2013  /  Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, Human Rights in Cyberspace, Intelligence, National Security Law, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

In February of 2013, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was reintroduced in the House for renewed debate. An older version of CISPA had already passed in the House in April 2012 but was not passed by the Senate. The House Intelligence Committee will be debating the bill in closed sessions due to the possible […]

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The Global Arms Trade Treaty: The Critical First Step in a Marathon

By   /  April 6, 2013  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

In the midst of escalating tensions in the Middle East and Korean peninsula, the United Nations approved a landmark treaty that has incredible potential to affect lives and national security in nearly every country around the world. After seven years of negotiations, the 67th General Assembly adopted the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) contained in resolution […]

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