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  • Second Circuit Hears Oral Argument in Presidents Twitter Account Case
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    Knight Institute v. Trump Oral Argument

    A three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City heard oral argument in Knight First Amendment Institute v. Trump, a case concerning the 45th president’s…

  • World Press Freedom
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    World Press Freedom

    The Washington Post and Reporters Without Borders co-hosted the 2019 World Press Freedom Index, a report and study that examined press freedom around the world. Journalists and foreign diplomats…

  • Reporters and Confidential Sources
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    Reporters and Confidential Sources

    Georgetown University’s Free Speech Project and Columbia University’s Knight First Amendment Institute hosted a discussion on the relationship between reporters and their sources, and the procedures and…

  • Final Day of Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing Focuses on Witness Testimomny
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    Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing, Day 4, Part 1

    The confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch continued before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Members of the American Bar Association, former law clerks and members from…

  • Jameel Jaffer Discusses emThe Drone Memosem
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    The Drone Memos

    Jameel Jaffer, former deputy legal director of the ACLU, discusses the legal and policy documents that govern the U.S.'s drone program. He is interviewed by Hoover Institution senior fellow and…

  • Hearing on Govt Surveillance Programs Part 2
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    Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Hearing, Academics and Advocates Panel

    The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board held a hearing on the section 702 portion of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that gives the government the authority to…

  • Georgetown Law Hosts Discussion on Intelligence Gathering
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    National Security Agency Surveillance and Intelligence Gathering

    Representative James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), gave the keynote address at a Georgetown University Law Center discussion on proposed changes by Congress to National Security Agency (NSA)…

  • Privacy  Civil Liberties Oversight Board Morning Session
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    Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, Legal Perspectives

    Legal experts talked about legal and constitutional questions about the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs leaked to the press by Edward Snowden. “Legal/Constitutional…

  • Senate Judiciary Reviews NSA Data Collection Program
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    Government Surveillance Programs and Privacy

    Deputy heads from the FBI, National Security Agency, (NSA) and Justice Department testified on the Obama administration’s use of the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to gather…

  • NSA Data Collection and Surveillance Oversight Panel 2
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    NSA Data Collection and Surveillance Oversight, Panel 2

    The House Judiciary Committee held an unclassified hearing on the Obama administration’s use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) revealed by former National Security Agency…

  • Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments Renewal
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    Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments Renewal

    Witnesses testified about proposed amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that would extend and expand the government’s ability to collect intelligence, or spy, on…

  • Panel Discussion on Secularism Islam and Democracy
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    Panel Discussion on Secularism, Islam, and Democracy

    From Cooper Union in New York City, a panel discussion on issues facing Muslims in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States featuring Oxford University professor Tariq Ramadan. This was…

  • Civil Liberties and Combating Terrorism
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    Civil Liberties and Combating Terrorism

    Senator Arlen Specter delivered remarks about the Free Flow of Information Act of 2007, that would shield reporters withholding information, and about the Free Speech Protection Act of 2008, which…