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Shows featuring Jameel Jaffer

  • Court Rules NSA Bulk Spying Illegal: New Vindication for Snowden and Uncertainty for PATRIOT Act Snowden-nsa-records-collection-illegal-court-2
    A federal appeals court has ruled the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ phone records is illegal. The program was exposed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden; the ACLU filed its lawsuit based largely on Snowden’s revelations. In a unanimous decision Thursday, a three-judge...
    May 08, 2015 | Story
  • Pentagon Speeds Efforts to Resettle Guantánamo Prisoners Ahead of Vote on Two-Year Transfer Ban Guantanamo-gitmo-prisoners-detainees-3
    The Washington Post reports the Pentagon plans to increase its efforts to resettle dozens of detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo in the coming months before Congress can block future transfers and derail President Obama’s plan to shutter the U.S. military prison. As a first step, officials plan to send...
    April 24, 2015 | Story
  • As Obama Apologizes for Deaths of Hostages in Drone Strike, Does the U.S. Know Who It Is Killing? Weinstein-loporto-drone-pakistan-killed-1
    A U.S. drone strike in Pakistan has reportedly accidentally killed two hostages who were being held captive by al-Qaeda. The White House says U.S. government contractor Warren Weinstein and Italian aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto were killed in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan in January. On Thursday, President...
    April 24, 2015 | Story
  • Glenn Greenwald: The NSA Can "Literally Watch Every Keystroke You Make" Nsawindows02
    The German publication Der Spiegel has revealed new details about a secretive hacking unit inside the National Security Agency called the Office of Tailored Access Operations, or TAO. The unit was created in 1997 to hack into global communications traffic. Hackers inside the TAO have developed a way to break into computers...
    December 30, 2013 | Story
  • Orwellian or a Blunt Tool?: Conflicting Rulings on NSA Spying Set Up Likely Supreme Court Showdown Nsa__seal01
    A federal judge has upheld the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of U.S. telephone data just days after a separate court reached an opposite opinion. On Friday, District Judge William Pauley dismissed a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the NSA’s mass collection of U.S. phone...
    December 30, 2013 | Story
  • ACLU Blasts Supreme Court Rejection of Challenge to Warrantless Spying Without Proof of Surveillance Jameel_jaffer-1
    In what’s being described as a Kafkaesque decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled a group of human rights organizations and journalists cannot challenge the government’s warrantless domestic surveillance program because they can’t prove they are targets of it. The American Civil Liberties Union and a...
    February 27, 2013 | Story
  • Obama’s Chilling Secrecy, from Denying Drone Program’s Existence to Stonewalling on Legal Memos Brennan-1
    Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs revealed over the weekend he was initially instructed to deny the existence of the Obama administration’s targeted killing program overseas. Even though the administration has since backed down from that stance, it continues to stonewall members of Congress on releasing...
    February 27, 2013 | Story
  • Kill List Exposed: Leaked Obama Memo Shows Assassination of U.S. Citizens "Has No Geographic Limit" Drones-1
    The Obama administration’s internal legal justification for assassinating U.S. citizens without charge has been revealed for the first time. In a secret Justice Department memo, the administration claims it has legal authority to assassinate U.S. citizens overseas even if there is no intelligence indicating they are...
    February 05, 2013 | Story
  • As Gibbs Attacks Progressive Critics, ACLU Says Obama White House Enshrining Bush-Era Policies Gibbs
    As White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs attacks progressives for comparing President Obama’s polices to George W. Bush’s, we look at a new ACLU report on how the Obama administration is permanently enshrining into law many of President Bush’s most controversial policies. The report, "Establishing a...
    August 12, 2010 | Story
  • The Black Sites: A Rare Look Inside the CIA’s Secret Interrogation Program Mohammedweb
    Jane Mayer of The New Yorker reports that the International Committee of the Red Cross has concluded the CIA’s detention and interrogation methods is tantamount to torture. Sources told Mayer that the confidential Red Cross report also warned that U.S. officials responsible for the abusive treatment at the secret prisons may have committed "grave breaches" of the Geneva...
    August 08, 2007 | Story
  • GERONIMO PRATT
    : Los Angeles district attorney Gil Garcetti announced that he will appeal the reversal of former Black Panthers party leader Geronimo Pratt’s 1972 murder conviction. He said he found no evidence indicating the former Black Panther leader was innocent. Pratt’s conviction was overturned a week ago after new proof that the chief witness against him was a police and FBI informant who...
    June 09, 1997 | Story