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T he individual responsible for one housewives seeking sex tonight kingston massachusetts the most ificant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowdena year-old former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. Snowden has been working at the National Security Agency for the last four years as an employee of various outside contractors, including Booz Allen and Dell.


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Jump to Skip. With the Federal Defenders Office, we filed a motion on behalf of Jamshid Muhtorov, the first criminal defendant to receive notice that he had been monitored under this controversial spying law.

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But Mr. Muhtorov received this notice only after the Department of Justice DOJ abandoned its policy of concealing Sexy women in dunlap ca adult dating surveillance in criminal cases — a policy that violated both the statute itself and defendants' due process rights. For criminal defendants and for the country, it's good news that the government is reviewing criminal cases in which FAA evidence has played a role.

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But the FAA is just one surveillance program among many. And given what we meet women near me know about the DOJ's unlawful notice policy, we should be asking whether the government has concealed in criminal prosecutions its use of other mass surveillance programs.

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Let's start frederick maryland milf dating the NSA's internet-metadata program. That program involved the NSA's bulk collection of records about Americans' online activity between and Under this program, the NSA vacuumed up information such as the "to" and "from" data in s and, in all likelihood, the addresses of websites visited by Americans.

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As Brett Max Kaufman and I have described elsewherethe program has a problematic past. It was secretly authorized by President Bush in and then belatedly approved by the Dating webistes Intelligence Surveillance Court FISC in a secret opinionrecently declassified, that has been heavily criticized.

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The program was reportedly discontinued in for "operational and resource reasons" — but only after the NSA had tracked Americans' internet activity for a decade. It doesn't take much to imagine that, over those ten years, some of that internet data made its way into criminal investigations and prosecutions.

Indeed, we know that the NSA collected huge volumes of metadata under this program, that it routinely pools its various streams of data in order to conduct "contact-chaining," and that it often feeds tips or le to the FBI and even the DEA. If the internet-metadata program did contribute to criminal prosecutions, the government had a duty women want sex burnips tell defendants.

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Notice is also a matter of basic due process, because defendants have the right to test whether the government lady wants casual sex new houlka its evidence against them lawfully. The government has never told a criminal defendant that the internet-metadata program supplied evidence for a prosecution — but, as the FAA experience makes plain, that doesn't mean it didn't happen.

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We know that for five years the government violated an identical notice provision in the FAA, adopting a self-serving interpretation of the law that allowed the government to effectively circumvent the notice provision altogether. Indeed, after learning of DOJ's FAA notice policy, the solicitor general reportedly gentleman seeks college age girl companionhip that it "could not be justified legally. It seems likely that the government embraced the same flawed legal theory with respect to notice and evidence derived from the internet-metadata program.

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If so, then criminal defendants were almost certainly left in the dark — and were very likely convicted with the help of this evidence. If that's the case, those individuals went to prison without having a chance to test the legality of the government's bulk collection of their internet records — a program woman seeking sex tonight hemingway south carolina, from its inception, stood on precarious legal ground.

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Any failure to provide notice would have been a violation of those defendants' due process rights, calling their convictions into question. Let's hope their cases are part of the Attorney General's ongoing review.

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