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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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“Fix NICS”: Potential Emergence of Further Gun Regulations

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Public Security, Trending Topics  /  Comments Off on “Fix NICS”: Potential Emergence of Further Gun Regulations

By Leemor Banai On August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman became the first mass shooter in American history. He killed seventeen people, including his wife and mother, and wounded more than thirty others on the University of Texas – Austin campus. Since then, mass shootings have become more common in today’s society, with two of the […]

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Cryptocurrency: The Hard Truth of Regulating a Revolutionary, Decentralized Market

By   /  January 5, 2018  /  Cybersecurity, International Law, Trending Topics  /  Comments Off on Cryptocurrency: The Hard Truth of Regulating a Revolutionary, Decentralized Market

By: Halie Peacher, January 5, 2018 Cryptocurrency is a market system that runs off of a limited entry network that is altered when specific conditions are fulfilled within blockchain. Consider it like writing a check and sending the check in the mail. The money is within your bank account and does not transfer until someone […]

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