ACLU vs. Clapper

‘’ In June 2013, The Guardian published a classified document leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden detailing how the NSA is vacuuming up call data from the Verizon phone network under the auspices of Section 215 of the Patriot Act. Within days, the ACLU filed a lawsuit against the Director of National Intelligence James … Lire la suite ACLU vs. Clapper

United States v. Jones

132 S. Ct. 945 (2012) https://www.law.cornell.edu/supreme… The Government obtained a search warrant permitting it to install a Global-Positioning-System (GPS) tracking device on a vehicle registered to respondent Jones’s wife. The warrant authorized installation in the District of Columbia and within 10 days, but agents installed the device on the 11th day and in Maryland. The … Lire la suite United States v. Jones

Toward Comprehensive Reform of America’s Emergency Law Regime, Patrick Thronson

Patrick Thronson, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, March 23, 2013 ‘’This Note draws on a variety of primary sources, primarily statutes, presidential orders, and other government documents. Federal law provides for presidential declarations of emergency that are analoguous to a ‘national emergency’ but are classified differently and trigger authorities beyond those activated by … Lire la suite Toward Comprehensive Reform of America’s Emergency Law Regime, Patrick Thronson

Klayman vs. Obama

‘’Larry Klayman, conservative activist and founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, was among the first plaintiffs to sue the National Security Agency (NSA) over the collection of telephone metadata from Verizon customers that was detailed in documents released by Edward Snowden. In December 2013, Judge Richard Leon issued a preliminary ruling that the program … Lire la suite Klayman vs. Obama

National Emergency Powers, Harold Relyea

September 18, 2001, HAROLD C. RELYEA, specialist in American Government, Government and Finance division http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/6216.pdf   ‘’While some might argue that emergency powers can be extended to embrace authority exercised in response to circumstances of natural disaster, this dimension is not within the scope of this report. Various federal response arrangements nd programs for dealing … Lire la suite National Emergency Powers, Harold Relyea

A history on whistleblowing, different parameters of evaluation for disclosure of classified material

1942 Morton Seligman decoded Navy messages of the Japanese order of battle to a reporter. Leak could have exposed the fact that the US had cracked the Japanese naval codes. Seligman was not prosecuted left ashore and denied promotion. The Chicago Tribune was accused of treason, proceedings to charge the paper under The Espionnage Act of 1917 … Lire la suite A history on whistleblowing, different parameters of evaluation for disclosure of classified material