A Misleading Moment of Celebration for a New Surveillance Program

    The morning after final passage of the USA Freedom Act, while some foes of mass surveillance were celebrating, Thomas Drake sounded decidedly glum. The new law, he told me, is “a new spy program.” It restarts some of the worst aspects of the Patriot Act and further codifies systematic violations of Fourth Amendment […]

Judge Compares Snowden to Ellsberg in Bid to Fix FISA Court

Judge Robert Sack compared how courts had successfully review the Pentagon Papers with his review of programs disclosed by Edward Snowden to argue the secret FISA Court needs some kind of adversarial review.