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Issues with Designating Election Infrastructure as Critical Infrastructure

By   /  October 15, 2016  /  Cyber-terrorism/Finance/Other, National Security Law  /  Comments Off on Issues with Designating Election Infrastructure as Critical Infrastructure

By Daniel Patrick Shaffer Critical Infrastructure and the Power of the Executive Branch Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson recently proposed the idea of designating election infrastructure as “critical infrastructure.” Critical infrastructure includes pieces of infrastructure that are so vital to the United States, that their destruction would have a crippling effect on our […]

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Could Qaddafi’s downfall be the last nail in the coffin for the War Powers Resolution?

By   /  August 17, 2016  /  Analysis, International, National Security Law  /  No Comments

As negotiations continue for the surrender of the few cities where deposed tyrant Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi could be hiding, how peaceful the endgame turns out to be may impact the rhetoric surrounding President Obama’s decision to enter the fray in the first place. Part of that discussion will undoubtedly concern the War Powers Resolution (“WPR”), […]

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The Third Party Records Doctrine and Privacy in the Digital Age and Its Role in National Security

By   /  April 30, 2016  /  Analysis, Cyber-terrorism/Finance/Other, National Security Law  /  No Comments

Everyday that passes the expectation of privacy of individuals diminishes. The newest technological crazes revolve around monitoring our day-to-day activities and maximizing every second we have. From wristwatches that measure your heart rate and let you read email or text messages at the same time, to smart meters installed at our houses collecting minute-by-minute data […]

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Supreme Court Approves Change to Rule 41 Search and Seizure Warrants for Electronic Property

By   /  April 29, 2016  /  Analysis, National Security Law  /  No Comments

On Thursday, April 28, Chief Justice John Roberts submitted to Congress, the amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure that have been adopted by the Supreme Court.[1] The Supreme Court amended Rule 41(b), governing ‘Search and Seizure’ by expanding the scope of venue in which a warrant could apply.[2] Under certain circumstances, a federal […]

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Stopping Terrorism at the Border

By   /  April 18, 2016  /  National Security Law  /  No Comments

Are the U.S. borders the last stop before both foreigners and citizens are entitled to the constitutional rights generally afforded to all within the United States? Terrorists have long been recruiting Americans whose outward appearance matches the local population to make their war against the non-believers more effective and inconspicuous. A limit on search and […]

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