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David House, DHS, and the Fourth Amendment Border Search Exception

As a supplement to yesterday’s post about David House and the controversy over the treatment of Fourth Amendment rights at the border, here’s a little summary of how constitutional law addresses electronic devices and the warrant requirement at U.S. borders. The Supreme Court has held that border searches are not subject to warrant provisions of […]

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Prosecution of Anonymous activists highlights war for Internet control: The Guardian

On 11/23, Glenn Greenwald wrote a provocative piece for The Guardian on how the U.S. government effectively shut down WikiLeaks without charging anyone from WikiLeaks with a crime.  Greenwald noted that after WikiLeaks leaked U.S. diplomatic cables, Sen. Lieberman began pressuring various hosting services (like Amazon)  and fund collection services (like Paypal, Visa, & Master […]

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Nov 25th, 2012 wikileaks

WikiLeaks Publishes Leaked Stratfor Emails: WashPo

On Feb. 27th, 2012, the Washington Post reported on WikiLeaks' latest document release: 5 million of Stratfor's company e-mails.  For those that don't remember, the hacker group Anonymous broke into Stratfor  and swiped those e-mails.  Stratfor is a private intelligence firm that engages in "global geopolitical analysis."  Interestingly, WikiLeaks has been criticized for releasing this […]

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Feb 27th, 2012 wikileaks

WikiLeaks, A Postscript: NYT

On Feb. 19th, 2012, Bill Keller wrote an op-ed for the New York Times on Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.  Recounting all of his coverage of WikiLeaks and the various leaks, Keller concluded that WikiLeaks has not transformed our world and did not bring about "some new digital age of transparency."  WikiLeaks did not grind U.S. […]

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Feb 20th, 2012 wikileaks

Julian Assange Joins . . . The Simpsons?

You read that right. Tonight (2/19) at 8pm (EST) the Simpsons will have their 500th episode.  Making a cameo will be Julian Assange, the controversial founder of Wikileaks.  Assange is currently facing a legal battle over extradition.  According to a Reuters article, Assange had to record his cameo over the phone from a secret location. […]

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Feb 19th, 2012 wikileaks

Bradley Manning to Face All Charges in Court-Martial: Wired

On Feb. 3rd, 2012, Kim Zetter reported for Wired on Bradley Manning.  As you could probably guess from the title of the post, Manning is headed for a general court-martial on all 22 charges.  It's unclear when the court-martial will be held.  

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Feb 4th, 2012 wikileaks

Manning Should Be Court-Martialed, Court Official Recommends: Wired

Wrapping up our prior coverage of Bradley Manning's Article 32 hearings, which can be found here, here, and here, Kim Zetter reported for Wired that "the investigating officer who presided over Manning's Article 32 hearing . . . indicat[ed] that there are reasonable grounds to believe that Manning committed the offenses with which he's charged."  […]

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Jan 15th, 2012 Current Affairs, wikileaks

“Manning Defied US Trust”

On Dec. 22nd, 2011, the Guardian reported on the last day of hearings for Bradley Manning.  Today, both the US government and Manning's defense team gave their closing arguments.  Now an investigating officer must determine whether there is enough evidence to court-martial Manning.  That determination is not binding. According to the Guardian, the government's closing […]

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Dec 22nd, 2011 Current Affairs, wikileaks

Manning’s Defense Rests, Closing Argument Set For Thursday

On Dec. 21st, 2011, NPR reported on the on-going hearings for Bradley Manning.  According to the article,  Manning's defense team called two witnesses on Wednesday.  One witness was a captain whom Manning served under and the other witness was sergeant who saw "one of Manning's fits of rage."  Again, the defense strategy is to paint […]

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Dec 21st, 2011 Current Affairs, wikileaks

An Ex-Hacker Testifies

So I've had another change of heart, and have decided that I will again try to follow and blog about the Bradley Manning trial.  We'll see how that goes. On Dec. 20th, 2011, Kim Zetter wrote for Wired on how ex-hacker Adrian Lamo testified against Bradley Manning.  As general background, Manning confided in Lamo about […]

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Dec 21st, 2011 Current Affairs, wikileaks

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Professor William Snyder

Professor William C. Snyderis a member of the faculty of the Institute for National Security and Counter-terrorism at Syracuse University after fifteen years with the United States Department of Justice.

Christopher w. FolkChristopher W. Folk

is a second year student at SU College of Law. Christopher is a non-traditional student, returning to academia after spending nearly twenty years in the high tech industry. Christopher served in the Marine Corps, graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. In Applied Economics and Business Management, attended Northeastern University’s High-Tech MBA Program and received a M.S. In Computer Information Systems. Christopher previously worked in Software Engineering and in addition to being a full-time student, Christopher is currently serving his second term as Town Justice for the Town of Waterloo. Christopher externed with a Cybersecurity firm in the Washington, D.C. area between his first and second year at SU College of Law. Full biography

Ryan D. White

Ryan D. WhiteRyan is currently a second year law student at Syracuse University College of Law, and is also pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Ryan spent time with Homeland Security Investigations while pursuing his undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University, and spent his first summer of law school as clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of New York. He is a member of Syracuse Law Review, the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis, and participates in the Veteran’s Legal Clinic.Full biography

Anna Maria Castillo

is a third year law student at Syracuse College of Law. She is also pursuing a Master of Arts in International Relations at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She has interned at a London-based think-tank that specializes in transnational terrorism and global security and at the legal department of a defense contractor. She currently serves as an executive editor in the Syracuse Law Review. Full biography

Jennifer A. CamilloJennifer A. Camillo

is a third year student at Syracuse College of Law. She has served as a law clerk in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York and the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office and as an extern in the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office. She is a member of the Syracuse National Trial Team and was recently awarded the Tiffany Cup by the New York Bar Association for her trial advocacy achievements.

Tara J. PistoreseTara J. Pistorese

holds Juris Doctor and Masters of Public Administration degrees from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and its College of Law. She has served as a law clerk in the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia and as an extern in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. Full biography

Benjamin Zaiser

is both a scholar and a Federal Agent of the Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany. (Opinions expressed here are his own and not any part of official duty.) Full biography

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