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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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
NSA Data Collection Program Must End
The Senate’s Republican leadership has convinced itself that the revelations of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden were just a bad dream. Last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the chair of that chamber’s powerful intelligence committee, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The Patriot Act’s Sunset is the Perfect Chance to Make the FISA Court More Like a Real Court
In the coming weeks, Congress must decide whether to renew the Patriot Act, which the National Security Agency (NSA) uses to collect Americans’ telephone records in bulk, regardless of whether they are suspected of any criminal or terrorist activity. These records can tell the government a lot...
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Monday, December 08, 2014
It Will Take More Than Body Cameras to Restore Trust in Law Enforcement
Last week was book-ended by the refusal of grand juries in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, NY to approve indictments against white policemen accused of killing unarmed black men. Protests and heated discussions about bias in our criminal justice system broke out across the country, while #...
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