Neema Singh Guliani

Neema Singh Guliani works in the ACLU's Washington Legislative Office.

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"Members can demand that the intelligence agencies deliver on broken promises to provide information about how the law affects Americans." (Photo: White House / Wikimedia Creative Commons) Views
Friday, January 19, 2018
Congress Just Passed a Terrible Surveillance Law. Now What?
Yesterday Congress missed a historic opportunity to reform an unconstitutional surveillance law, instead passing a version that makes it worse. Both Democrats and Republicans deserve sharp criticism for continuing to allow the NSA to engage in mass, warrantless spying. (You can see how your member...
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Thursday, June 08, 2017
Trump, Hypocritically, Moves to Make Temporary Surveillance Powers Permanent
President Trump thinks surveillance is just “terrible.” “You look at the extent of surveillance,” he laments. “Me and so many other people, it’s terrible.” Given these statements, and Vice President’s Pence’s assertion that the “American people have a right to know if there was surveillance of any...
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Friday, November 20, 2015
Renewed Calls for More Surveillance Aren’t Based in Reality
It should go without saying that fear mongering, misinformation, and xenophobia aren’t going to keep America safe. But that’s not stopping some politicians from seizing the Paris attacks to put forward surveillance proposals that would erode our liberties while doing nothing to protect the country...
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Friday, May 22, 2015
After Rand Paul’s Sort-of Filibuster, What’s Next for Surveillance Reform?
While technically Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) stand against the NSA on Wednesday night wasn't a filibuster, any time a member of Congress talks for over ten hours without a bathroom break, it's close enough in our book. Paul's move came just as the debate around NSA reform started heating up in the...
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Monday, May 11, 2015
It's Congress' Turn: What Meaningful Surveillance Reform Looks Like
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has just thrown a wrench in the surveillance reform debate. This week, the House of Representatives will likely vote on the USA Freedom Act of 2015 — a bill many see as a last-ditch effort to enact surveillance reform before provisions of the Patriot Act are...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Unchecked Government Drones? Not Over My Backyard
On last Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration gave Amazon the green light to begin testing drones While you aren’t likely to be getting your Amazon order delivered by drone anytime soon, as the approval is limited to research and testing, the fact remains that this technology is already...
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The Senate Jumps into the Race to Rein in NSA Surveillance
The race is on. Senator Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced a new version of the USA Freedom Act to rein in NSA surveillance on Tuesday, and only 10 legislative days remain to get it through the Senate before the November elections. To put this in historical context: If the Senate passes the bill, it will be...
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