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Glenn Greenwald (born March 6, 1967) is an American political journalist, lawyer, columnist, blogger, and author. In August 2012, he left his job at for a post at The Guardian newspaper, to which he has contributed since June 2011. Politically, Greenwald describes himself as independent, though others see him as a liberal or progressive.

Greenwald worked as a constitutional and civil rights litigator before becoming a contributor (columnist and blogger) to, where he focused on political and legal topics. He has also contributed to other newspapers and political news magazines, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The American Conservative, The National Interest, and In These Times. Greenwald has written four books, three of which have been New York Times bestsellers: How Would a Patriot Act? (2006); A Tragic Legacy (2007), and With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful, released in October 2011. He also wrote Great American Hypocrites (2008).

Greenwald has received awards including the first Izzy Award for independent journalism, in 2009, and the 2010 Online Journalism Award for Best Commentary. He appears on various radio and television programs as a guest political pundit.

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Even under the Obama administration, however, SIV applicants faced severe delays, often exceeding three years. Betsy Fisher of IRAP, who has worked directly on dozens of such cases, describes a process that can border on farcical: "I've seen clients asked for the same piece of information -- a ... American Troops in Iraq
"Personally, I feel that it will not stop me from doing my work to protect human rights and the rule of law in Hungary," Vig added, "but I am concerned that it may threaten HHC's potential clients (victims of state abuse) to seek legal protection through our help." Vig's colleague Anna Simai, a spokeswoman ... Protest Election

Democracy Now! spoke with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, one of the founding editors of The Intercept. .... And what did Barack Obama do during the eight years of his presidency when it came to what was happening in Syria, or the last five or six years since the civil war in Syria ... US war
Trump had previously criticised former President Barack Obama's inaction following a chemical attack in 2013, but it remains to be seen what effect US ... in order to bring happiness or to protect people in the world is an extremely poor one," says journalist and cofounder of The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald. US attacks
The Office of Legal Counsel is often called the Supreme Court of the executive branch, providing opinions on how the president and government agencies should interpret the law. We know that Trump received a top secret OLC opinion justifying the previous U.S. strike on Syria on April 6, 2017. ...
Glenn Greenwald: Brazil's Right Wing Jailed Ex-President Lula Because They Couldn't Win at the Polls .... realize for this country and for tens of millions of people who had been lifted out of poverty under his presidency, that he's above the rule of law or that he shouldn't be punished if he's actually corrupt. President Lula

Glenn Greenwald on Syria: U.S. & Israel Revving Up War Machine Won't Help Suffering Syrian Civilians .... The CIA, under Obama, did spend roughly a billion dollars a year to arm and train Syrian rebels, but nowhere near enough to actually overthrow Assad, just enough to keep the war going, ...
A court ruled today that the Environmental Protection Agency violated its duty to respond to civil rights complaints in a timely way. The case involved five organizations that had waited years for the EPA to respond to complaints filed under Title VI of the Civil rights Act, which prohibits discrimination on ...
The recipient of this GoFundMe campaign spent much of the last two decades as a senior official of an agency that has long been aggressively entrapping young and mentally unstable Muslims, got caught repeatedly and systematically breaking the law in spying on Americans, has been "using race ... Wealthy FBI
The Intercept's Sam Biddle takes us inside the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the chaos at Facebook. And artist, writer, and educator Eve Ewing talks about her new book “Electric Arches,” how Trump talks about Chicago, and she imagines LeBron James journeying through time to meet his teenage self. Wealthy FBI
The four activists have to prove that “the harm that would have resulted from obeying the law would have significantly exceeded the harm actually caused by breaking the law, there was no legal alternative to breaking the law, the defendant was in danger of imminent physical harm, and there was a direct ... Wealthy FBI
This is one. The Intercept should know better,” said Peter Mirijanian, a spokesperson for Kushner's lawyer Abbe Lowell. On November 4, a week after Kushner returned to the U.S., the crown prince, known in official Washington by his initials MBS, launched what he called an anti-corruption crackdown. Wealthy FBI
Ralph Peters, a longtime Fox News analyst, just quit his job there because, he says, Fox “is assaulting our constitutional order and the rule of law. … Fox has degenerated from ... He also feels that Barack Obama was “a total pussy” who “just doesn't like America very much.” But perhaps the summit of ... Wealthy FBI
But the relative privacy of Bitcoin transactions has naturally frustrated governments around the world and law enforcement in particular — it's hard to “follow the money” to criminals when the money is designed to be more difficult to follow. In a November 2013 letter to Congress, one Homeland Security ... Wealthy FBI
“What a Republican was in the '80s is kind of what a Democrat is today,” he told the Orange County Register last July, referring to Ronald Reagan's passage of the Brady Bill and the 1986 immigration amnesty bill. Cisneros donated small amounts to John McCain in 1999, and voted for McCain over Obama ... Wealthy FBI
Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and that after the 2016 election, the Bank of China appointed McConnell's sister-in-law to a board seat. Alibaba, which specializes in e-commerce and online payments, has recently ramped up its political presence on Capitol Hill. In 2016, the firm hired former Barack Obama aide ... Wealthy FBI
... deaths while Amnesty International has documented “34 air strikes … by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition that appear to have violated international humanitarian law” including “attacks that appear to have deliberately targeted civilians and civilian objects such as hospitals, schools, markets and mosques. Wealthy FBI

Many of these bills are promoted by the American Legislative Exchange Council, which has teamed up with corporations to author legislation that was used, for example, to ban municipal broadband and city living wage laws. The mayor of Tallahassee, Florida, Andrew Gillum, has made overturning ... Wealthy FBI
“There are real criminals out in the world, and there aren't enough FBI agents to spend law enforcement resources against people who don't pose any ... Notably, while many of the surveillance documents released so far focus on activities during the Obama administration, internal discussions about the ... Wealthy FBI
Before He Was FBI Director, Chris Wray Supervised an Investigation That Found Erik Prince Likely Broke U.S. Law ... The FSG-hired lawyers briefed the Obama Justice Department's National Security Division in February 2016 on Prince's activities and, a month later, FSG's CEO notified the State ... Wealthy FBI
Obama catches mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a Herford. He dies before his trial and is buried in a cow pasture next to Valerie Jarret [sic], who died weeks prior, after being convicted of sedition and treason, when a Jihady [sic] cell mate mistook her for being a nice person and ... Wealthy FBI
After the New York Times last April hired Bari Weiss to write for and edit its op-ed page, I wrote a long article detailing her history of pro-Israel activism and, especially, her involvement in numerous campaigns to vilify and ruin the careers of several Arab and Muslim professors due to their criticisms of Israel. Wealthy FBI
Somehow, the carried-interest loophole survived the once-in-a-generation tax overhaul that Trump signed into law in December. That proved the perfect gift for the many hedge fund and private equity managers Goldman counts among its clients, and perhaps for himself given the speculation that Cohn will ... Wealthy FBI
Moser, in the May run-off, will have the support of organized labor, which stridently opposes Fletcher, a partner in a law firm that represents employers and has played a significant role in targeting unions in the state. During the primary, the state AFL-CIO voted to anti-endorse Fletcher, meaning members ... Wealthy FBI
AIPAC is a powerful, pro-Israel lobbying force and has made opposition to former President Barack Obama's Iran deal a key priority. ... some support for the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement — which seeks to hold Israel accountable for violations of international law — a felony. Wealthy FBI
He accomplished this in multiple ways: a running stream of commentary during the shooting spree, multiple statements to law enforcement officials by .... “The shooter targeted a nightclub where people came together to be with friends, to dance and to sing, and to live,” President Obama said in the days ... Wealthy FBI
As anarchist author Margaret Killjoy, writing in support of the students' efforts, noted on the issue, “I think anyone serious about living in a less armed society ... The spectacle of militarized police occupying Ferguson prompted some mainstream liberal concern — the Obama administration banned the sale of ... Wealthy FBI
“But there are a whole host of really bad things in this world and I think with this bill — if it becomes law — is a step for the next advocacy group to come along and say, 'Oh, we think ... May Congress know her name when they vote #SurvivorsAgainstFOSTA,” writer and porn performer Lorelei Lee tweeted. Wealthy FBI
But its dragnet has also secretly captured records of phone calls and emails transmitted between law-abiding Norwegians and their friends, families, or colleagues in foreign countries, an investigation by The Intercept and the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, known as NRK, has found. In 2014, the ... Wealthy FBI
Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; and Mike Lee, R-Utah — attempts to use the War Powers Act of 1973, a Vietnam War-era law that limits the president's ... But neither the Obama administration nor the Trump administration has publicly outlined the legal basis for the U.S. role in the conflict. Wealthy FBI
James Risen and Glenn Greenwald have both won Pulitzer Prizes. They both have found ... Jim battled both the Bush and Obama administrations — under threat of imprisonment — for refusing to name his sources in some of the most sensitive national security reporting of the modern era. Jim broke a key ... Wealthy FBI
Let's leave aside what a stinging indictment this claim is of the Obama presidency. It not only means that Barack Obama allowed an attack of the magnitude of Pearl Harbor and 9/11 to happen on his watch, but worse, did very little — basically nothing — in response, allegedly due to fears that any retaliation ... Wealthy FBI
There once was a time when right-wing conspiracy theorists flourished, argues Glenn Greenwald. ... crashes, it is really a secret attempt by Putin and Trump to silence one of the passengers (who wasn't even a passenger) — are found not on far-right websites, but on MSNBC and at Harvard Law School.”. Wealthy FBI
I'll confess some personal disappointment with all of this, given that — as a law student and then a young lawyer wanting to practice constitutional law — Tribe was someone I had regarded with a great deal of admiration. He was a genuine scholar of constitutional law. But like so many people in the public ... Wealthy FBI
A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that a Kansas law designed to punish people who boycott Israel is an unconstitutional denial of free speech. The ruling is a significant victory for free speech rights because the global campaign to criminalize, or otherwise legally outlaw, the Boycott, Divestment, and ... Wealthy FBI
Indeed, not only did Obama refuse to risk military confrontation with Russia in Syria, he sought in 2016 -- after Russia annexed Ukraine -- to form a military .... Last August, Trump signed into law new sanctions toward Iran that were opposed by Vermont Independent Bernie Sanders because he ...
Of course, the actions of the Nuremberg defendants had also been “legal” under German law. John Brennan, who ran the CIA under President Barack Obama, made similar remarks on Tuesday when asked about Haspel. The Bush administration had decided that its torture program was legal, said Brennan ...
In the annals of leftist discourse, last week's debate between Glenn Greenwald and James Risen over the Trump-Russia investigation was akin to a ... Risen, a former New York Times reporter targeted by the Bush and Obama administrations, seems to have grown up in a newspaper office with the ...
In 2008, California voters approved the nation's first law specifically reforming conditions for hens in the egg industry. The ballot initiative, Proposition 2, passed in a landslide, and it prohibited the state's egg producers from confining hens in enclosures too small to allow them to turn around, stand up, ...
There is no doubt that Polish Jews were not the only ones singled out for terror, persecution, and murder by the Nazis during the German occupation of Poland that began in 1939 and lasted until 1945. As Hannah Arendt reported from the trial of Adolf Eichmann in 1962, the judges in Jerusalem had before ...
Video: Glenn Greenwald and James Risen Debate the Trump/Russia Investigation ... Jim battled both the Bush and Obama administrations — under threat of imprisonment — for refusing to name his sources in some of the most sensitive national ... Intercepted Podcast: RussiaMania — Glenn Greenwald vs.
Even as states were forced to respond to the Supreme Court's rulings — scheduling resentencing hearings, or changing the law — his case fell through the cracks. In its 2014 report, the ... Rothert, the ACLU lawyer, says Bostic has also done a “remarkably good job” in his pro se filings. While he has had ...
In late January, one of President Donald Trump's lawyers, John Dowd, gave the press a memo declaring that, based on a page full of numbers in the memo, the White House has provided “unprecedented” cooperation in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Dowd made his declaration as the ...
Tim Kaine, who served as the party's vice presidential nominee in 2016, on whether he's put any thought into how they would replace the tax law. “Too many ... “The idea of lowering the rates and getting rid of deductions, Obama came out for that, a number of Democrats that were on board with it,” he noted.
This line of reflection carries me back to the beginning of my career as a writer. My father, Harry Kalven Jr., was a constitutional scholar at the University of Chicago Law School. When he died in 1974, he was in the middle of an ambitious intellectual history of the First Amendment at the level of the U. S. ...
“This minimizes the importance of fair lending,” said Christopher Peterson, law professor at the University of Utah who was senior counsel for enforcement policy at CFPB and later a special adviser to then-Director Richard Cordray. “People who care about those issues will have more hoops to jump through ...
Since the memo contains information from classified FBI documents, the president has five days under the law to block public disclosure of the memo. Trump's chief of staff, John Kelly, suggested to Fox News Radio on Wednesday that the president has already decided to make the document public. “It'll be ...
On the same day that he unveiled an urban agenda that highlights public transportation, affordable housing, and criminal justice reform, Michigan gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed came under fire in what he has described as a “birther”-like campaign questioning his eligibility to run for governor.
Trump pledged during the campaign to surround himself with “the best people,” and instead hired his son-in-law, his daughter, and a collection of conspiracy theorists and hangers-on. His national security adviser, along with three other campaign aides, have been indicted. Just ahead of the election, Trump ...
The U.K. government's mass surveillance powers were deemed unlawful on Tuesday in a court ruling that could force changes to the country's spy laws. Three judges at London's Court of Appeal found that a sweeping data retention law, which allowed authorities to access people's phone and email ...


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