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Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, and Free Speech: How far is too far?

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, First Amendment, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

By Alix Bruce In the wake of the slaying of Heather Heyer at a counter-protest to a neo-Nazi protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, a national dialogue on the definition of free speech and the application of the First Amendment has reopened. On both the internet and in the debate, the rights of not only Black Lives […]

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The Intersection of “Internet Terrorism” and “Individual Privacy” in the Context of the First Amendment

By   /  March 27, 2016  /  Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, First Amendment, National Security Law  /  No Comments

“Deterring Russia, channeling growing Chinese power, and working with others to dismantle the Islamic State are daunting challenges — but not greater than rebuilding post-World War II Europe, containing the Soviet Union, ending the Cold War, and promoting democratic governance throughout much of the modern world.”[1] –James Dobbins The “modern world” that Ambassador James Dobbins speaks of has a […]

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iConstitution: How Apple is using the Constitution as a basis for its argument against the FBI

By   /  March 1, 2016  /  Cyber-surveillance, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, National Security Law, News & Events, Pending Cases, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

It’s quite difficult to imagine exactly what the Framers of the Constitution would think of the construal of their document to protect the locked-away iMessages and data of the San Bernardino terrorists. Yet, the principles of the Constitution that Apple is using to rebut the arguments of the FBI protect the rights of the individual […]

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The Optic Nerve Program Meets the NSA

By   /  March 19, 2014  /  Cyber-surveillance, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, Featured, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, Human Rights in Cyberspace, National Security Law & Policy, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Three United States Senators and members of the Senate Intelligence Committee are among many Americans who recently discovered that the National Security Agency (NSA) potentially aided the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in the mass collection of Yahoo webcam images through the Optic Nerve program. The three Senators, Ron Wyden (D-OR), Mark Udall (D-CO), and Martin […]

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Warrantless Wiretapping Fallout Continues

By   /  December 3, 2013  /  Cyber-surveillance, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, Featured, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, FISA, Fourth Amendment, Human Rights in Cyberspace, Intelligence, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Searches & Seizures, Surveillance, Terrorist Trials, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Earlier this year, a Somali-American man, Mohamed Mohamud, was convicted of trying to use a weapon of mass destruction at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon in 2010.  On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, the Department of Justice’s prosecutors filed a two-page notice in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon disclosing […]

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