CLBR Segment 1: EFF’s Andrew Crocker on the Growing NSA Scandal

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EFF and the Fight for Transparency on NSA Monitoring

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Andrew Crocker, a fellow with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (“EFF”), joins us to provide an update on the ever expanding National Security Agency domestic surveillance scandal.  The EFF has been one of the most vocal critics of the program and has been actively fighting it in the courts.

Currently, EFF is representing victims of the illegal surveillance program in Jewel v. NSA, a lawsuit filed in September 2008 seeking to stop the warrantless wiretapping and hold the government and government officials behind the program accountable. In July 2013, a federal judge ruled that the government could not rely on the controversial ‘state secrets’ privilege to block our challenge to the constitutionality of the program.  This case is being heard in conjunction with Shubert v. Obama, which raises similar claims.

Also in July, 2013, EFF filed another lawsuit, First Unitarian…

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