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Gabe
Rottman

Gabe Rottman is a legislative counsel/policy advisor in the ACLU's Washington Legislative Office, focusing on the First Amendment. In that role, Rottman advocates in Congress and the federal agencies for the freedoms of speech, press, assembly and petition, including issues related to intellectual property, telecommunications regulation, media law, criminal speech restrictions and the rights of protesters.  Prior to this position, he served as an attorney in private practice and as a senior writer and communications specialist for the ACLU.

Cross-Post

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 1:02pm
Sorry I haven't been posting more. Have been busy with other stuff (but check out this post on the ACLU blog). Also, thanks so much to Naomi Klein, the inimitable author of No Logo and the forthcoming The Shock Doctrine, for linking to findhabeas! Big ups to the Canadians.

Spying on Your Circle of Friends

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 3:43pm
The New York Times reported Sunday that the FBI had consistently used judgeless subpoenas, called National Security Letters, to investigate Americans in the "community of interest" of the bureau's actual target. That's a mouthful, but basically it…

Mr. Addington Gets Called Out

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 12:10pm
When the historians get their mitts on the Bush presidency, the one essential book that probably will never be written is a biography of David Addington, Vice President Cheney's former top lawyer and current chief of staff (the replacement, of course,…

FISA Needs Following, Not Modernizing

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 5:07pm
It's not always easy crystallizing the civil liberties message to a broad audience. I mean, let's face it, there's a big leap between selling SUVs and the Fourth Amendment. But in the lead-up to Congress' return and today's House Judiciary Committee…

Absolute Must Read

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 2:41pm
Linda Greenhouse virtuosity: a great synopsis of the habeas restoration landscape as we wait with baited breath for Congress to come back from their August recess (no pun intended). Key grafs, buried at the end of the story: The recently filed briefs…

Why Worry?

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 6:42am

A Reprimand

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 5:24pm
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