Jameel Jaffer, Just Security

Jameel Jaffer

Just Security

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Past articles by Jameel:

Reclaim the First Amendment — Harvard Law Review Address

Remarks from Jameel Jaffer, Just Security Executive Editor and Executive Director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. → Read More

How the U.S. Can Hold Saudi Arabia Responsible for Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder

The intel report released today assesses that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince was responsible for the journalist’s killing. That can’t be the end of the story. → Read More

How Biden, Congress, and US Business and Civic Leaders Can Deliver Justice for Jamal Khashoggi

The world must ensure that the Saudi regime, and the Crown Prince in particular, are held accountable for Khashoggi's murder. → Read More

The Biden Administration Should Drop the Assange Case

A coalition of press freedom, civil liberties, and human rights groups has formally asked the Justice Department to abandon its appeal and dismiss the underlying indictment of Julian Assange. → Read More

A Facial Recognition Company’s First Amendment Theory Threatens Privacy—and Free Speech

Drawing the line around what is protected by the First Amendment is more challenging than you might think. It’s also absolutely necessary. → Read More

Supreme court cellphone case puts free speech – not just privacy – at risk

Carpenter v United States has rightly prompted concerns over surveillance. But it could also have drastic implications for personal freedom in the digital age → Read More

Censorship at the Border Threatens Free Speech Everywhere

Defending one’s political and religious beliefs to government officials is an obligation we associate with life in authoritarian regimes, not → Read More

Judge Gorsuch and Executive Power

I’ll be testifying tomorrow before the Senate Judiciary Committee about Judge Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. I intend to → Read More

Philip Bobbitt’s War Without Tears

In times of war, it’s sometimes said, the laws fall silent—but the laws, and the human rights lawyers who would enforce them, are still → Read More

Donald Trump’s Drone War

My new book, The Drone Memos, will be published by The New Press today. The Guardian is running a 4000-word slice of the 20,000-word → Read More

The Drone Memos: the documents supporting a president's power to kill

Drone campaign law was written behind closed doors – now in an excerpt from Jameel Jaffer’s new book, documents provide a view of their legal framework → Read More

How the US justifies drone strikes: targeted killing, secrecy and the law

For decades the US condemned targeted killings, characterizing them as assassinations – but it was unclear what distinguished America’s drone campaign from the killings it historically rejected as unlawful → Read More

The Drone Memos—The Book

My new book, The Drone Memos, will be published on November 15. It’s a collection of the most important legal and policy documents relating to → Read More

“A First Amendment in the Digital Age”—Peter Zenger Lecture

I had the honor of delivering the inaugural Peter Zenger lecture at Columbia Journalism School last week. The lecture is named for a newspaper → Read More

A Less Secret Drone Campaign

Stephen Whisler, Predators and Reapers 2012, pastel on paper This post is the latest installment of our “Monday Reflections” feature, in → Read More

A Decade-Old Gag Order, Lifted

More than a decade ago, a man named Nick Merrill approached the NYCLU and ACLU with an unusual request for help. At the time, Nick ran a small Internet access and consulting business, called Calyx, in New York City. → Read More

Drone Disclosures, Official and Not

As readers of this blog already know, last week The Intercept published a series of fascinating stories about the US drone campaign. The stories, and → Read More

The CIA Can’t Keep Its Drone Propaganda Straight

This week, one government intelligence agency, after patiently and methodically tracking a terrorist leader for months through precise electronic → Read More

The courts stood up to NSA mass surveillance. Now Congress must act

The appeals court in New York found that the ‘collect it all’ policy is unlawful. On 1 June, Congress can make sure it is stopped once and for all → Read More

Let the Worst Parts of the Patriot Act Die

Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which the National Security Agency has used for more than a decade to collect the call records of hundreds of millions of Americans, is scheduled to expire in four weeks. Pro-surveillance legislators, including the Senate majority leader, want Congress to reauthorize the provision in... → Read More