Gabe Rottman

Gabe Rottman is a legislative counsel/policy adviser in the ACLU's Washington Legislative Office.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Politics Swirling Around Clinton Email Scandal Obscure Real Problems
Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server while secretary of state has inevitably become a fully inflated political football in these early days of the 2016 presidential race—with the right somehow linking the emails to the late Vince Foster , and Clinton’s allies offhandedly dismissing the...
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
On Leak Prosecutions, Obama Takes it to 11. (Or Should We Say 526?)
James Risen is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. He's also currently under subpoena, possibly facing jail time, because of his reporting. Specifically, he's being investigated because of an article on a CIA ploy to hinder Iran's quest for a nuclear bomb that went epically sideways and may have...
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Justice Department's Overreaching on Leaks Threatens Freedom of the Press
A week after the Department of Justice notified the Associated Press that it had secretly seized records for more than 20 phone lines in a leak investigation, The Washington Post uncovered an overlooked search warrant in another leak case that raises similar – and perhaps more serious – constitutional concerns.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
IRS Abuses Power in Targeting Tea Party
The extraordinary revelation this week that the Internal Revenue Service targeted Tea Party groups for more aggressive enforcement highlights exactly why caution is needed in any response to the much-vilified Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC .
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