2014 David A. Garfinkel Essay Contest Resources: News Reports

Judge Questions Legality of NSA Phone Records
December 16, 2013
Full text of the Judge's ruling: PDF

Warily, Schools Watch Students on the Internet
October 28, 2013

As F.B.I. Pursued Snowden, an E-Mail Service Stood Firm
October 2, 2013

Secret Court Rebuked N.S.A. on Surveillance
August 21, 2013

Newest Spy Court Pick Is a Democrat but Not a Liberal
August 21, 2013

N.S.A. Said to Search Content of Messages to and From U.S.
August 8, 2013

"The National Security Agency is searching the contents of vast amounts of Americans’ e-mail and text communications into and out of the country, hunting for people who mention information about foreigners under surveillance, according to intelligence officials."

The Public Is Left in the Dark When Courts Allow Electronic Surveillance
July 23, 2013

The article chronicles the rise of a secret docket on a scale that has no parallels in American history.

Court Tells Reporter to Testify in Case of Leaked C.I.A. Data
July 19, 2013

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that the First Amendment does not protect reporters who receive unauthorized leaks from being forced to testify against the people suspected of leaking to them. In the dissenting opinion, the majority holding was described the “as a serious threat to investigative journalism..” .

AP President Pruitt accuses DOJ of rule violations in phone records case; source intimidation
June 19, 2013

"The Justice Department violated its own rules when it secretly seized records for thousands of phone calls to and from journalists for The Associated Press as part of a leak investigation, the head of the company said Wednesday..."

N.S.A. Chief Says Phone Logs Halted Terror Threats
June 12, 2013

General Keith B. Alexander testified before Congress that terror attacks had been thwarted by the NSA's information collection programs.

Phone Records of Journalists Seized by U.S.
May 13, 2013

The A.P. said that the Justice Department informed it on Friday that law enforcement officials had obtained the records for more than 20 telephone lines of its offices and journalists, including their home phones and cellphones. It said the records were seized without notice sometime this year.

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