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Case Disclosed

The Constitution Leaves No Room for Secret Law

October 20, 2016
By Patrick Toomey, Andrew Udelsman

There are still many questions to be answered about Yahoo’s secret scanning of all of its customers’ incoming emails under a mysterious government order.

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Overclassifying Guantánamo

October 19, 2016
By Andrew Udelsman

Twenty years ago, Senator Patrick Moynihan chaired a “Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy” to investigate the executive’s procedures of classifying information.

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Phony Lawsuits Take Advantage of Internet Platform Policies To Take Down Web Pages

October 19, 2016
By Mark Doré

The Internet has a long memory. When someone objects to material posted online—a critical blog post or a harsh Yelp review, for example—it can be hard to have it removed.

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Rogue House Committee Abuses the Congressional Subpoena Power To Protect Fossil Fuel Companies

October 17, 2016
By John Langford

What limits does the Constitution place on Congress’s power to subpoena communications between private actors and state attorneys general? That question lies at the heart of an ongoing controversy between nine science advocacy organizations, several state attorneys general, and the House Committee on Science, Space & Technology’s Chairman, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX).

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