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    International Law and Cyber Warfare

    Panelists talked about the origin and process of developing the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare. Commissioned in 2009 by the NATO Cooperative Cyber…

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    New Technologies, National Security, and the Law

    Andrew Weissmann, general counsel for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, talked about new technologies and the challenges the FBI and other law enforcement agencies face in getting…

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    Protecting the Infrastructure

    Suzanne Spaulding talked about strengthening and securing national critical infrastructure against hazards such as extreme weather, cyber- and human-made threats, and physical…

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    Fair Trials and a Free Press

    Participants spoke about press freedoms, the administration of justice, conduct of fair trials, and challenges posed to the process by the use of new media. They also responded to…

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    Federal Appeals Courts and New Media

    Panelists talked about the impact of federal courts of appeals and how the new media may be changing their anonymity and their public face.  Because the Supreme Court hears so few…

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    High Profile Cases in the Digital Age

    Panelists talked about the challenges of handling and covering high-profile cases from the perspective of judges, court staff, lawyers, and journalists. Issues included courtroom…

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    Judge Vaughn Walker on Cameras in the Courtroom

    Judge Vaughn Walker spoke about the history of cameras in the courtroom. He focused on precedents set by the Ninth Circuit over the past 20 years, reaction to several highly publicized…

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    National Security and Privacy

    John Pistole spoke about the Transportation Security Agency’s efforts to balance privacy rights with securing the airport and railway systems. He also responded to questions from…

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    Future Surveillance Laws

    The panelists offered suggestions for modernizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to meet current intelligence challenges. Moderator Suzanne Spaulding asked…

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    Law and Warfare

    U.S. Air Force Deputy Judge Advocate General Charles Dunlap delivered the keynote address, titled “Lawfare and Warfare,” at the 17th Annual Review of the Field of National…

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    Justice Department National Security Efforts

    Attorney General Mukasey talked about the need to modernize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). FISA regulates the when the government must obtain a court order in order to…

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    Efforts to Combat Terrorism

    James Comey talked about law enforcement activities and the government’s role in counterterrorism efforts in a speech titled “Finding Common Ground in Fighting Terrorism.”…

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    Democracy and National Security

    The panelists talked about reconciling national security demands for secrecy with the democratic imperative for openness. Panelists advised presidential candidates of both parties on…

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    Congressional Regulation of Intelligence

    The panelists talked about the constitutional role of Congress in intelligence operations. Other topics included the policy issues of unilateral presidential action versus working with…

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    Keynote Address

    Secretary Chertoff delivered a dinner keynote address at the National Security Law Conference. Topics included the relationship between law and national security, worldwide terrorism…

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    Civil Litigation and Terrorism

    Assistant Secretary Baker opened the National Security Law Conference with remarks on U.S. security interests and law enforcement programs to strengthen national security. Following…

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    National Security, Leaks, and the Press

    The panelists talked about the topic of national security secrets in a democracy, including leaks, whistleblowers, and the media. Other topics included classified documents,…

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    Luncheon Keynote Speech

    Rep. Harman, ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, delivered a luncheon keynote address at the conference. Topics included congressional reform,…

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    Detaining and Prosecuting Terrorists

    A roundtable discussion was held on detaining and prosecuting alleged terrorists. Topics included the history of enemy detention, Supreme Court rulings, and the creation of military…

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    Congressional View of National Security Law

    A roundtable discussion was held on new developments in national security law from the perspective of Congress. They focused on the implications of a Democratic majority in both…

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