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Judge Gags Patriot Act Provision

By Melissa Goodman, National Security Project at 12:00am
(Originally posted on Huffington Post.)

Sixth Circuit Dismisses Illegal Spying Challenge

By Melissa Goodman, National Security Project at 2:33pm
This morning, in a 2-1 decision, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed our legal challenge to the Bush administration's warrantless surveillance program. But the appeals court refused to rule on the legality of the program, thus denying Americans…

Imagine No Government Abuse of Secrecy

By Melissa Goodman, National Security Project at 12:38pm

I’ll admit that I'm naturally skeptical any time a government official or government lawyer claims that absolute secrecy is necessary to protect national security. As an ACLU national security attorney, I've heard little else from the government…

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