On May 4, 2017, the U.S. State Department issued a request for emergency approval of a new information collection initiative that would enable consular officials to collect additional information from immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applicants.
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.
This is an assault on the rule of law. The president has dismissed the chief law enforcement officer probing whether the president's advisors colluded with a hostile foreign government to influence our elections.
Donald Trump’s vitriolic anti-Muslim campaign rhetoric was a preview for an unprecedentedly Islamophobic administration. This analysis identifies how the president and his White House staff have targeted Muslims, tangibly harming the American Muslim community.
Our new report shows that 'Countering Violent Extremism' programs rely on debunked methodology lacking any record of counterterror success, while providing a ready-made infrastructure for spying on American Muslim communities.
Reports indicate President Donald Trump will issue an executive order of questionable legality and need, amounting to a version of the “Muslim ban” that he first proposed during his campaign which was criticized by Americans of all political persuasions.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit confirmed prior ruling in favor of Microsoft that a domestic search warrant can't compel American companies to provide emails outside the US in Microsoft Corporation v. United States of America.
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.