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Elizabeth Goitein

Elizabeth Goitein is co-director of the Liberty and National Security program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.

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Disclosure of secret U.S. government laws is especially urgent now that an admirer of Vladimir Putin is ascending to the presidency. Read more

Law and Justice

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A new Senate bill would dramatically expand surveillance to prevent cyber attacks, but real security is about minimizing risk.  Read more

Energy and the Environment

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Apple’s move won’t lead to terrorist attacks or unsolved kidnappings; it will simply make FBI investigators’ jobs a bit harder. Read more

America and the World

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Under the USA Freedom Act, the executive branch could exploit the absence of a bright-line restriction to engage in collection that is far broader than necessary. Read more

America and the World