Press Releases

  • Today, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court decision dismissing the habeas corpus action of Mohammad Munaf, an American citizen facing execution in Iraq. The Brennan Center’s petition argues that the lower court’s decision in Munaf v. Geren creates a dangerous precedent because it allows American citizens to be detained and delivered to another country for execution without judicial review by a U.S. court.

    June 14, 2007
  • Thirty years ago, a Senate committee headed by the late Sen. Frank Church exposed widespread abuses by law enforcement and intelligence agencies dating to the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration. In the name of “national security,” the FBI, CIA and National Security Agency spied on politicians, protest groups and civil rights activists; illegally opened mail; and sponsored scores of covert operations abroad, many of which imperiled democracy in foreign countries.

    April 1, 2007
  • A federal district judge in Detroit today struck down the Presidents warrantless domestic spying program operated by the National Security Agency. The decision by Judge Anna Diggs Taylor is yet another setback for the Presidents claim of unchecked executive power, and an important victory for the rule of law.

    August 17, 2006
  • Today, the NAACP and five other leading civil rights organizations joined the growing challenge to the Administrations illegal National Security Agency spying program.

    April 20, 2006