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A Fourth Amendment Sunset: The FISA 702 Program Reauthorization

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  Fourth Amendment, Intelligence, Surveillance, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By Victoria Garcia The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (“FISA”) 702 Program is an ongoing surveillance program that collects information about foreign nationals who are abroad and have connections to terrorist organizations.[1]  Currently, the 702 Program is set to expire at the end of 2017.  While Congress will likely reauthorize the 702 Program, debates about including […]

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Legal Implications of Detaining the Latest American Enemy Combatant

By   /  October 8, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, Featured, News & Events, Pending Cases, Terrorist Trials, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By Annica Mae Mattus It is around four weeks since the Department of Defense announced an American citizen is being detained by American forces as an enemy combatant after surrendering to Syrian Democratic Forces, but no additional details have since been made. This is not the first time that an American citizen has been detained […]

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Update Required? Analyzing the Electronic Communications Privacy Act

By   /  September 30, 2017  /  Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, Fourth Amendment, National Security Law, Right to Privacy Online, Searches & Seizures, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By Carly Nuttall Most people understand that statements shared on Twitter, status updates posted on Facebook, or photos uploaded to Instagram are not private. But what about emails, text messages, health and financial records, or photos stored in the cloud? Although most people would assume that this information is protected—both by passwords and the Fourth […]

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The Cost of Nuclear Weapons in the Interest of National Security

By   /  September 15, 2017  /  Featured, Foreign Relations, Nuclear Nonproliferation, Trending Topics  /  Comments Off on The Cost of Nuclear Weapons in the Interest of National Security

Nuclear weapons have the potential to leave the Earth uninhabitable. Will humanity be its next sacrifice in the interest of national security?

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Punitive Strikes, Keeping the Seas Safe

By   /  December 1, 2016  /  Featured, International Law, International Security, Law of the Sea, Laws of War / International Humanitarian Law, Trending Topics  /  Comments Off on Punitive Strikes, Keeping the Seas Safe

  By Prescott Heighton Freedom of the seas and their safe navigation has been a fundamental principle of American international relations since the nation’s inception. It ensures the ability of American merchants to access markets overseas, thus helping secure our economy, and ultimately provide security and stability for the nation. The Quasi-War and the Barbary […]

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