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July 25, 2017 – University of Houston Law Center professor and DRAD board member Emily Berman discusses the concerns about FBI director nominee Chris Wray, and the need for strong Congressional oversight of the FBI on Pacifica’s The Monitor with Mark Bebawi (Professor… [Read More]
July 21, 2017 – Although the “Israel Anti-Boycott Act” was first introduced in March, in the last 48 hours it has spawned widespread media attention and outrage.
July 20, 2017 – Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee believe that Trump’s nominee for FBI Director, Christopher Wray, did not pledge his loyalty to Donald Trump, and will not sweep the Russia investigation under the rug. And apparently very little else matters to them.
July 19, 2017 – We have a chance to rein in mass surveillance, by demanding Congress support serious reforms of Section 702, like requiring a warrant to access our communications or preventing such communications from being swept up and stored in a database in the first place.
July 18, 2017 – The CIA recently received tentative approval from the National Archives and Records Administration to destroy files that allegedly have no historical significance. Defending Rights & Dissent joined the National Security Archives, OpenTheGoverment, and Demand Progress in submitting comments opposing the planned destruction of documents.
July 14, 2017 – Members of the Judiciary Committee have until today to ask questions of Mr. Wray for the record. Senators should use this window to ensure Mr. Wray will be a strong advocate for greater FBI transparency and accountability.
July 13, 2017 – This afternoon, the House of Representatives will debate an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would create two commissions that will decide the right way, and the wrong way, to practice Islam.
July 13, 2017 – Many of the Senators were concerned with the eroding of public trust in the FBI and how to restore business as usual to the agency. But it is precisely business as usual at the FBI we should be concerned about.
July 12, 2017 – Defending Rights & Dissent was joined by the Center for Constitutional Rights, National Lawyers Guild, Massachusetts Chapter, and Palestine Legal in opposing a Massachusetts bill that threatens the right to boycott.
July 11, 2017 – After nearly four months of advocacy, supporters of the Fostering Community Trust ordinance erupted in applause after a majority of City Councilmembers raised their hands in favor of the measure, which enshrines an unwritten Rockville City Police (RPD) policy into law.