Ignorance Is Risk: Impact of NSA Monitoring Technologies On Attorney-Client Communications, Part 1

By Thomas H. Clarke, Jr., and Lael D. Andara Knew or should have known, a standard often applied in a myriad of legal context, could soon be the one applied to attorneys who ignore the risks associated with communicating with clients using modern technologies (i.e., text messaging, emails, telephone...

NSA and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: A Need for Balancing

Excerpt: Introduction . Since June 2013, Edward Snowden has been alleging that the National Security Agency has engaged in various forms of privacy-invasive conduct that may be – or perhaps should be -- unlawful. The statute underlying most of this conduct is the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance...

Non-Profit Public Interest Law Firm Seeks Supreme Court Review After Claiming that the NSA Conducted Illegal Surveillance on Attorney-Client Communications

on January 2, 2014, a petition for writ of certiorari was filed in the United States Supreme Court that claimed that the National Security Agency (NSA) engaged in unlawful, warrantless surveillance in violation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, 50 USCS prec § 1801 (FISA). ...