In this commentary, Elizabeth Wydra from the Constitutional Accountability Center looks to the Framers of the Constitution for guidance in assessing the constitutionality of NSA surveillance.
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Is it a violation of the Constitution for a police officer to act on a misunderstanding of the law? That’s what the Supreme Court asked in its first case of the new term.
In this excerpt from a paper on the legality of the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records, UC Berkeley law professor John Yoo looks at Article II and the President’s power to conduct domestic surveillance.
In this commentary, ACLU staff attorney Alex Abdo explains the importance of legal challenges to the U.S. government’s bulk collection of phone records.
In this excerpt from testimony before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, former NSA general counsel and former Homeland Security assistant secretary Stewart Baker explains why the government’s bulk collection of phone records is legal and necessary.