In the excitement over the Second Circuit’s ruling on the NSA’s bulk collection program, another very significant decision that was issued last week has been largely overlooked: Eleventh Circuit’s en banc decision in United States v. Davis.
In Williams-Yulee, the US Supreme Court recognized that role of the judiciary is fundamentally different than that of the other branches of government, possibly laying the way for other regulations to strengthen courts.
Efforts to modernize the redistricting process have historically taken place at the state level. But in the face of a looming Supreme Court ruling, some members of Congress are proposing more sweeping reform at the national level.
Law enforcement and intelligence agencies have frequently focused counterterrorism efforts on marginalized groups, but if we fail to act when one group is targeted, we will all end up under the microscope.