Georgetown Law’s Comprehensive Foreign Intelligence Law Collection

Announcing a new resource on foreign intelligence jurisprudence.

Source: Georgetown Law’s Comprehensive Foreign Intelligence Law Collection

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The Snowden Effect, Six Years On – Just Security

Reforms inspired by Edward Snowden’s disclosures six years ago about the NSA’s warrantless electronic surveillance still fall woefully short.

Source: The Snowden Effect, Six Years On – Just Security

A Different View on the President’s Delegation of Declassification

Mueller fired Struck? We all confuse names!

There are good reasons to investigate the Trump campaign investigators, and to give the attorney general limited declassification authority for that investigation.

Source: A Different View on the President’s Delegation of Declassification

Schiff and Nunes: Mueller ‘Must Brief’ Intel Committee—And Turn Over All His Materials

But the more revealed, reveals more unknowns that Mueller could or did not figure out.

The intel committee’s top Republican and top Democrat have been openly fighting for more than a year. But there’s one thing they agree on: They need to hear from Robert Mueller.

Source: Schiff and Nunes: Mueller ‘Must Brief’ Intel Committee—And Turn Over All His Materials

The Consequences of Legislating Cyberlaw After Terrorist Attacks

In an extension of the article’s logic, and on a slightly more sinister side, the following statement would have been considered outlandish and a movie fiction conspiracy theory to an uninitiate just a little over a year ago: how hard is it for a any interest — political, religious, idealogical, a mix of all,  etc.  group or sub-group — desiring accumulation of power or influence through any means including legislation, surveillance, or social division or unrest it can benefit from, to persuade, collude, coordinate with or ask a foreign power, entity or interest with access to or influence in FTOs or TCOs, to effectuate (catastrophic) events that can facilitate or lead to those outcomes? A lot easier than the 2016 election interference which went on mostly by independent opposing self interests. For free, personal desire, vengeance, a favor or return of one?

Hastily drafted laws passed under pressure tend to create new problems while doing little to counter threats from terrorists and violent extremists.

Source: The Consequences of Legislating Cyberlaw After Terrorist Attacks

Is Huawei a ‘Foreign Power’ or an ‘Agent of a Foreign Power’ Under

A surprise Justice Department filing in a case charging Huawei with bank fraud and sanctions avoidance provides a rare glimpse into the larger question of Huawei’s relationship to China’s …

Source: Is Huawei a ‘Foreign Power’ or an ‘Agent of a Foreign Power’ Under

Document: Inspector General Report on DEA Bulk Data Collection

The Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Justice has released a report on the Drug Enforcement Agency’s use of administrative subpoenas for bulk data collection and exploitation,

And here.

Source: Document: Inspector General Report on DEA Bulk Data Collection

DEA Never Checked If Its Massive Surveillance Operations Are Legal, Watchdog Says

The administration “failed to conduct a comprehensive legal analysis” of three NSA-style bulk data collection programs, according to the Justice Department Inspector General.

Source: DEA Never Checked If Its Massive Surveillance Operations Are Legal, Watchdog Says