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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-terrorism/Finance/Other, National Security Law, News, News & Events, Pending Cases, Trending Topics, Unsorted  /  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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How to Reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Without Creating a Special Advocate

By   /  March 11, 2015  /  Analysis, Pending Cases, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Many proposals have been introduced in Congress to reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC); several proposals would create an ombudsman-like entity that would appear before the FISC and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review (FISC-R) on behalf of the American people to argue against the government’s compulsion requests. [1]. As the Congressional Research Service […]

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What happened to NSA reform and where does it go from here?

By   /  November 11, 2014  /  National Security Law, Pending Cases, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Over eighteen months have passed since Edward Snowden first disclosed the extent of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance programs. [1] Snowden revealed two main programs: the business records program that includes phone history collections, and the PRISM program that collects information about electronic communications. The business records program operates under Section 215 of the […]

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Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States: PMC Whistleblower Case Potentially Restricting Civil Suits

By   /  November 1, 2014  /  National Security Law, Pending Cases  /  No Comments

Benjamin Carter is a Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit operator who traveled to Iraq to assist in reconstruction efforts under the employment of Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Incorporated. (“KBR”) It was during his time working for KBR that he discovered the clean drinking water, which KBR was contracted to deliver to the U.S. military […]

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