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The President’s Authority to Disclose Information, and the National Security Threat of the Nunes Memo

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, News & Events, Secrecy, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By: Maximilian Raileanu Introduction A couple of times over the past year, the Trump Administration has come under heavy fire for the declassification of sensitive information: first concerning President Trump’s meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister, and now the Nunes memo. During the meeting with the foreign minister, the President disclosed intelligence detailing critical insights […]

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Watching the Watchers: Legal Effects of the Section 702 Renewal

By   /  February 18, 2018  /  FISA, Fourth Amendment, Intelligence, National Security Law & Policy, Secrecy, Surveillance, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By: Carly Nuttall  The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) first became law in 1978. Broadly speaking, FISA is a federal law that outlines the necessary procedures for physical and electronic surveillance concerning foreign intelligence information between foreign powers and/or agents of foreign powers that are suspected of either espionage or terrorism. FISA also created the […]

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Two Minutes To Midnight, Thirty-Eight To Safety: Nuclear Preparedness in the Wake of Hawaii’s Debacle

By   /  February 9, 2018  /  National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Public Security, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By: Alix Bruce On January 13, 2018, Hawaii was in a state of terror for a full thirty-eight minutes when an emergency management worker sent out an alarm that a ballistic missile was inbound to the islands. The alert was false—whether it was actually the fault of the emergency worker or the result of a system failure […]

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Legally Banned: An Overview of President Trump’s Immigration Bans

By   /  February 6, 2018  /  Counterterrorism, Foreign Relations, Immigration, International Security, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

By: Ammar Hussain On January 27, 2017, seven days after taking office, President Donald Trump issued an executive order aimed to bar immigrants from seven countries from entering the United States due to national security concerns. The countries included Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Syria, Somalia, and Yemen. The executive order also aimed to reduce the […]

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Creation of a National Security Court

By   /  January 25, 2018  /  Counterterrorism, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Terrorist Trials  /  Comments Off on Creation of a National Security Court

By: Sarah Watkins Following the recent terror attack in New York, President Donald Trump expressed his desire to send the suspected perpetrator of the attack, Sayfullo Saipov, to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. While his press secretary later told reporters that President Trump was merely signaling his support for the action, not advocating it, and New York […]

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