The Supreme Court's recent decision requiring a warrant before police can search an individual's cell phone could boost current and future legal challenges to surveillance of Americans’ phone and Internet records.
The NYPD is targeting the city's Muslims in the hope of turning them into informants. Keeping people in jail because of their religion, even if just a "few hours longer" than normal, is unconscionable and unconstitutional.
The House passed a substantially weaker version of the USA FREEDOM Act last month in an attempt to rein in NSA surveillance practices. It is now up to the Senate to breathe life back into this reform effort.
The House N.S.A. bill is an ultra light version of surveillance reform — tens of thousands of Americans still need to worry that the details of their lives will end up in a database. The Senate must fix it.
On the surface, the battle between the Senate Intelligence Committee and the CIA looks to be a classic he said/she said story. But even if the CIA's version of events is accurate, it is the agency's conduct that should concern us.