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“Trump seems to be succeeding just through the force of his daily verbal assaults in shaking trust in the press and in other institutions that are crucial to our democracy,” says Jameel Jaffer, director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. When the president calls every piece of ...
“Trump seems to be succeeding just through the force of his daily verbal assaults in shaking trust in the press and in other institutions that are crucial to our democracy,” says Jameel Jaffer, director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. When the president calls every piece of ...

But are ad boycotts acceptable forms of protest? The question is often asked amid such controversies—often by TV hosts who, what a coincidence, rely on advertiser support—and the short answer is: of course! Jameel Jaffer, director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, put the ...
Jameel Jaffer will soon have his day in court, and the judge's decision could change the social media behavior of President Donald Trump, he told the audience at his Poynter Fellowship in Journalism talk at Whitney Humanities Center on Feb. 10. Jaffer is the current director of the Knight Institute at ...
2013 Reuters article, Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director at the American Civil Liberties Union, said the reported incidents of NSA employees' violations of the law are likely “the tip of the iceberg” of lax data safeguards. The laws guiding the NSA's spying authority in the first place are a bigger issue, he said.
As the social media habits of President Donald Trump continue to draw criticism, Jameel Jaffer, the founding director of Columbia University's Knight First Amendment Institute, visited campus on Monday to discuss a lawsuit the Knight Institute is bringing against Trump for his Twitter use. Jaffer, a civil ...

Jameel Jaffer, founding director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, will speak on the topic “@realDonaldTrump: The President, His Twitter Account, and the First Amendment,” on Monday, Feb. 12. His talk, sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism, will take place from ...
Jameel Jaffer, who worked in both institutions, tells me this is a massive strategic error by the White House. He says it plays into this partisan narrative about intelligence, and it deprives people of the benefit of both sides of this debate, which has become really political. He also calls this an unforced error by ...
When Donald Trump began to block a growing number of Americans from seeing his tweets, the Knight First Amendment Institute shot back. The organization warned the President in June that the Twitter account is a public forum, and that excluding citizens (novelist Stephen King is among those blocked) ...
I'll be testifying tomorrow before the Senate Judiciary Committee about Judge Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court. I intend to focus on Judge Gorsuch's tenure at the Justice Department in 2005-2006 and, more specifically, on the role that he played in the Bush administration's efforts to marginalize ...
Jameel Jaffer — Director of Columbia University's Knight First Amendment Institute and Executive Editor of Just Security — has been invited to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be a Justice on the Supreme Court. Congratulations, Jameel, in being ...
Columbia University has tapped the American Civil Liberties Union's deputy legal director to head its new Knight First Amendment Institute. Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger on Tuesday announced Jameel Jaffer of the ACLU as founding director of the First Amendment Institute, which was ...
Jameel Jaffer (@JameelJaffer) is founding director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. He previously served as Deputy Legal Director at the American Civil Liberties Union and Director of the ACLU's Center for Democracy, which houses the ACLU's work on human rights, national security, speech, ...
The timing couldn't be better, says Jameel Jaffer, the institute's executive director. “The freedoms of speech and the press are under extraordinary stress right now.” 'GET OUT OF MY COUNTRY': In an excerpt from a forthcoming book, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos recounts his standoff with Donald Trump, ...
"These searches are extremely intrusive, and government agents shouldn't be conducting them without cause," Jameel Jaffer, the Knight Institute's executive director, said in a press release. "Putting this kind of unfettered power in the hands of border ...
"These searches are extremely intrusive, and government agents shouldn't be conducting them without cause," said Jameel Jaffer, the Knight Institute's executive director. "Putting this kind of unfettered power in the hands of border agents invites ...
Jameel Jaffer, former deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union, said the Senate should not confirm Gorsuch without getting answers.

Human rights leaders warned the Senate Judiciary Committee against advancing Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court.
Mr. Jameel Jaffer. Executive Director. Knight First Amendment Institute. Columbia University. New York, NY. Mr. Jeff Perkins.
I'll be testifying tomorrow before the Senate Judiciary Committee about Judge Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court. I intend to focus on Judge Gorsuch's tenure at the Justice Department in 2005-2006 and, more specifically, on the role that he ...
Jameel Jaffer - Director of Columbia University's Knight First Amendment Institute and Executive Editor of Just Security - has been invited to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be a Justice on ...
The New York Times reports today that a leading legal scholar, Jameel Jaffer of Columbia University, agreed that the White House action last week was unconstitutional.
... network from live coverage of mayoral candidates' headquarters and to withhold White House press passes in a content-based or arbitrary fashion.
"That argument is now being made at the margins," acknowledges Jameel Jaffer, director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and a former lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union.
Following the victory of President-elect Donald Trump, many commentators (including yours truly) argued that his win offers a valuable opportunity to reform the executive branch.
Jameel Jaffer: The administration has a mixed record. They deserve credit for the disavowal of torture, the shuttering of the CIA's black sites, and the commitment to close Guantanamo and the significant progress they made toward that goal.
Having connections to the American Civil Liberties Union used to be enough to get you blacklisted from government service. In the 21st century academy, it's another civil liberties group that stirs fear: the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.
"It is riddled with ambiguities and loopholes," said Jameel Jaffer, the author of a book on the Obama administration's legal justification of its targeted killing program.
These past two weeks saw a flurry of activity regarding Russian attempts to influence the presidential election. In the days before the new year, the Obama administration announced sanctions against Russia in response to election interference.
Jack Goldsmith and Benjamin Wittes invited us to the January 9th Hoover Book Soiree with Jameel Jaffer on The Drone Memos: Targeted Killing, Secrecy, and the Law.
This article is a lightly revised version of the inaugural Peter Zenger Lecture, delivered by Jameel Jaffer at Columbia Journalism School on October 4, 2016.
The Drone Memos: Targeted Killing, Secrecy, and the Law, edited and introduced by Jameel Jaffer, highlights several of the risks ahead.
That is a common view today (see, for example, the recent exchange at Just Security where Philip Bobbitt made this point about Jameel Jaffer's new book). But internal executive branch law compliance in areas where there is little or no judicial review ...
Jameel Jaffer, director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, praised Obama's decision to end NSEERS in an interview on Wednesday with Democracy Now!
This series of monthly book conversations about national security law and policy is sponsored by the Hoover Institution's National Security, Technology, and Law Working Group.
In Syracuse, New York, four people were arrested outside the Hancock Air National Guard Base on Friday at a nonviolent protest against the U.S.
The Drone Memos: Targeted Killing, Secrecy, and the Law, edited and introduced by Jameel Jaffer, highlights several of the risks ahead.
"I'm not suggesting we throw up our hands and say there's nothing to be done, but we need to be very rigorous in defining the problem and thinking through the implications," said Jameel Jaffer, director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at ...
"I'm not suggesting we throw up our hands and say there's nothing to be done, but we need to be very rigorous in defining the problem and thinking through the implications," said Jameel Jaffer, director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at ...
Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director of the ACLU, told ABC News in July that the organization sought to remove the layer of secrecy that covers the subject of drone strikes, which are a major part of Obama's foreign policy legacy.
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Faisal bin Ali Jaber, a Yemeni man who claims he lost members of his family in a U.S. drone strike, was set to attend a U.S.
There are a lot of books about drones. In addition to fictionalized accounts of drone use and technical manuals, numerous policy books have been written that describe drone technology, proliferation, and use.
Credit: Daniel Dennis Jones L to R: David Sobel, senior counsel for the Electronic Frontier Foundation; David E. McCraw, assistant general counsel for The New York Times; and Jameel Jaffer '99, director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at ...
Jameel Jaffer, author of the new book The Drone Memos and director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, explained to me that at its core, the Awlaki case was about centralized power in the executive branch.
So it was a bit of a surprise to read in Jameel Jaffer's response to my review of The Drone Memos that, Bobbitt "wants the mere invocation of war to deliver law's silence.
Jameel Jaffer, Director, Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, and former Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU, sued for the release of the "drone memos," the policy documents that serve as the basis for the government's targeted killings.
(David Cole's essay, "The Drone Presidency," offers more background on the evolution of President Obama's drone program.
The discussion will feature Jameel Jaffer, Founding Director of the Knight First Amendment Institute; Charlie Savage, New York Times Washington Correspondent; Rachel Stohl, Director of the Conventional Defense Program at the Stimson Center.
Thursday, December 1st at 3:30pm: At the Stimson Center, Jameel Jaffer, Charlie Savage, and Rachel Stohl will discuss Disclosing the Drone Program.
Join us for a wide-ranging discussion with panelists Amy Davidson (Staff Writer, The New Yorker), Jack Goldsmith (Henry L. Shattuck Professor, Harvard Law School), Jameel Jaffer (founding director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia ...


 

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