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Faiza Patel

Faiza Patel serves as Co-Director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. She is also a member of the UN Human Rights Council’s Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries. Follow her on Twitter: @FaizaPatelBCJ

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End the 'National Security' Excuse for Racial and Religious Profiling

9/11 sparked a wrongheaded wave of using race, religion, or political views as indicators for terrorism.

Faiza Patel ·


Facebook and Free Speech

Facebook should adopt a policy of extreme transparency.

Faiza Patel ·


Does TSA Really Need a Watch List for “Unruly” Travelers?

The Transportation Security Administration's new "secret watch list" is purportedly meant to protect airport security screeners. But it could easily turn into an "enemies list" of people the TSA will target at airports.

Faiza Patel ·



Trump Administration's Fuzzy Math on Terrorist Origins Is More Than Misleading – It's Dishonest

DOJ’s report cherry picks terrorism statistics to push a nativist agenda. To any serious observer, excluding domestic terrorism completely makes its conclusions utterly useless.

Faiza Patel ·


Not Tough, Not Smart: What Trump Gets Wrong about Vetting and the Justice System

Knee jerk responses based on prejudice rather than facts aren’t going to keep us safer.

Faiza Patel ·


What Trump Doesn't Get: Sessions Recusal from Russia Probe was Mandatory

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal from the Justice Department's Trump-Russia investigation is necessary to ensure it proceeds with neither real nor perceived political interference.

Faiza Patel ·


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