The president’s request is beyond the pale and poses an extraordinary test for our democracy. Our system depends on the rule of law and checks and balances. This appears to be textbook obstruction of justice and abuse of power.
In an amicus brief accepted by the New York State Court of Appeals, the Brennan Center argued that Facebook should be allowed to protect the privacy of its users by challenging the constitutionality of "bulk" warrants for personal data.
In response to the increased involvement of the New York City Police Department in collecting counterterrorism intelligence, a new policy proposal issued today by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law calls for the establishment of an independent inspector general for the department. A Proposal for an NYPD Inspector General outlines the benefits of creating such an office, which would mirror the independent oversight in place for decades at the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Central Intelligence Agency.
Brennan Center holds the view that while the memos' release is a significant victory for transparency, the actual content of the memos is chilling and highlights the urgent need for a commission of inquiry