NACDL News: NACDL Speaks Out Regarding Ongoing NSA Revelations

On July 2, 2013, NACDL issued a statement concerning recent reports of extensive domestic surveillance by the National Security Agency. In it, NACDL expressed profound concern with ongoing revelations suggesting that the U.S. government is engaged in a wholesale, round-the-clock infringement of Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights. Among the concerns raised specific to the constitutionally outlined role of defense counsel in the American criminal justice system is the sanctity of the attorney-client and work product privileges, as well as the use of secret evidence in criminal proceedings.