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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.

More Possibles for AG

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 6:30am

Guessing Game

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 11:05am

Adieu

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 7:52pm

More on Lt. Col. Jordan

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 11:11am

Things Could Be Worse?

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 6:21pm
Professor Stone ripping it up. So, we should consider recent events in context. The legislation amending FISA is unwarranted, reckless and possibly unconstitutional. Nonetheless, the overall state of civil liberties in the U.S., viewed in historical…

Due Process for Abu Ghraib Officer

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 3:35pm
Two charges dropped against Lt. Col. Steve Jordan after military court determines that he wasn't read his rights before being interviewed by a senior officer (to whom he allegedly lied about abuse at Abu Ghraib). The charges against Jordan were tossed…

Conspiracy to Commit...What Exactly?

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 9:48am
Adam Liptak at the Times on the Padilla verdict's legal angle. The central charge against Mr. Padilla was that he conspired to murder, maim and kidnap people in a foreign country. The charge is a serious one, and it can carry a life sentence. But prosecutors…
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