National Security

NACDL recognizes that under the banner of the “war on terrorism,” America’s fundamental constitutional protections have been under unprecedented attack.  Since the tragedy of 9/11, the government has engaged in unparalleled assaults on a range of constitutional rights, including the right to due process and the right to privacy. NACDL seeks to resist this trend on both on a systemic and case-by-case basis to expose and combat the ongoing incursions into our civil rights in the name of national security.

Surveillance Self Defense - A Series of NACDL Primers

The Fourth Amendment is being redefined in the digital age. Surveillance programs and technologies that were ostensibly created and implemented to combat terrorism are being used in every aspect of the criminal justice system. NACDL is producing a series of primers to introduce different surveillance programs and techniques to defense lawyers and provide strategies and resources to combat them in cases. This is an ongoing project and will be updated periodically.

News Of Interest

"U.S., Britain Restrict Electronics On Flights From Mideast Countries," by Greg Myre, NPR, March 21, 2017.

"Law Enforcement Agencies Bristle at U.S. Report on Immigration Detention," by Ron Nixon and Liz Robbins, The New York Times, March 20, 2017.

"C.I.A. Torture Left Scars on Guantánamo Prisoner’s Psyche for Years," by Charlie Savage, The New York Times, March 17, 2017.

"NACDL Issues Groundbreaking Report and Recommendations on Police Body Cameras," NACDL News Release, March 15, 2017.

"A Way to Control Police Spying," by The Editorial Board, The New York Times, March 15, 2017.

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