Jameel Jaffer (@JameelJaffer )

Jameel Jaffer

Bio Director, Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. Formerly Deputy Legal Director, ACLU. This is my personal account.
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Twitter Web App : To state the obvious, the president's condemnation would be more relevant if he hadn't spent the past two years denouncing reporters as enemies of the people, denigrating provable facts as "fake news," and running interference for bone-saw autocrats. nytimes.com/2019/10/13/us/…

Twitter Web App : All former CIA employees are subject to the requirement of prepublication review--except a handful of them aren't. Who's been exempted? The CIA won't say. twitter.com/2ramyakrishnan…

Twitter Web App : Context for the indictment the DOJ filed earlier today: newyorker.com/news/news-desk…

Twitter Web App : Watching highlights from the Canadian debate confirms that Canada and the US are on two different planets. And all the comments are from people complaining about people talking over each other! You haven't seen anything, mes amis. youtube.com/watch?v=Qm-__B…

Twitter Web App : President can't be impeached because he has a country to run is not a winning argument. apps.npr.org/documents/docu…

Twitter Web App : Bradley P. Moss I don't know any prominent privacy advocate who contended that the FISC couldn't be trusted. The complaints weren't about bad faith--they were (and are) about the structure of the system, the limits of the court's authority, and the distorting effects of over-classification.

Twitter Web App : Bradley P. Moss Okay, thanks for the clarification. I don't think that Snowden could have provoked reform by limiting himself to official channels, but that's a debate for another day.

Twitter Web App : Hmm, a whistleblower expert should know more about the history of FISA, and about the whistleblower-sparked reforms that made this ruling possible, no? twitter.com/BradMossEsq/st…

Twitter Web App : This ruling was made possible by Edward Snowden's disclosures and by statutory reforms enacted in response. Be grateful that whistleblowers don't always confine themselves to official channels. wsj.com/articles/fbis-…

Twitter Web App : "The court concluded that the FBI had been improperly searching a database of raw
intelligence for information on Americans" wsj.com/articles/fbis-…

Twitter Web App : This excerpt from Jack Goldsmiths new book is beautiful and riveting. I thought this was a really powerful description of surveillances annihilat[ing] effects. Head-spinning that this was written by a lawyer who signed off on (part of) Stellarwind. theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…

Twitter Web App : Some recent additions to the Knight First Amendment Institute team:

Surya Mattu: knightcolumbia.org/content/surya-…

Amy Kapczynski: knightcolumbia.org/content/amy-ka…

Cristian Farias: knightcolumbia.org/content/legal-…

Such a privilege to get to work with all of these amazing people: knightcolumbia.org/bios/staff twitter.com/JameelJaffer/s…