In addition to the privacy and civil-liberties concerns surrounded the recent NSA surveillance program leak, there’s another major problem — this kind of dragnet-style data capture simply doesn’t keep us safe.
Supporters of the Voting Rights Act are hoping for the best and preparing for the worst as the days count down to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder. See the Brennan Center's research on what to expect.
Members of the Muslim community filed a complaint against the New York Police Department this morning alleging that the department’s surveillance of Muslims based on their religion is discriminatory and unconstitutional.
Foreign law bans pose a threat to American businesses, families, and people of all faiths. Yet over the past four years, they have continued to spread. Find out which states are considering bans and how close they are to becoming law.
History has shown that each time the executive branch expands its power in the name of national security, liberty is diminished. The U.S. needs a better balance between constitutional rights and the fight against terrorism
The laws used to prosecute leakers and whistleblowers have not kept pace with the complexity reality of disclosure. How do we protect national security while preserving the transparency necessary for self-government?
As news of the government's broad surveillance programs develops, a host of unanswered questions arise. This fact sheet answers many of those questions, examining the legal and practical steps the government may have taken to secretly collect data.
More than just an attack on the Muslim community, North Carolina's foreign law ban bill is likely to have real, damaging consequences for North Carolinia families, business, and people of all faiths. The bill was approved by the House in May.