The FISA Act is expires in March, and The Brennan Center’s Director of Liberty & National Security, Elizabeth Goitein has been studying the use and abuse of this data collection act for many years. In her talks with Jan Miyasaki, she reveals the problem issues and which parts should not be renewed.
The Trump administration’s war against science is well known — Martha Kinsella from the Brennan Center for Justice talks about rules being considered which would restrict the EPA’s requirement to consider scientific studies in their regulations… under the guise of “transparency”.
Michael Li, Senior Counsel from the Brennan Center for Justice, talks about the recent Supreme Court decision NOT to get involved in gerrymandering issues in states. He talks with Jan about what this means locally, and what continuing actions are available to make elections more fair and representative of the people’s wishes.
Trump and his supporters call the Russia investigation a “witch hunt”, but Faiza Patel from the Liberty and National Security Division of the Brennan Center for Justice says it’s an important part of the government’s checks and balances — important because it supports free and fair elections, and will determine if the government is free […]
Daniel I. Weiner, Senior Counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, talks about what could and couldn’t be learned should the President’s tax returns be release, and the potential for closing loopholes in this process.
When is a Muslim ban not a ban on religion? When Trump says so. Maybe not. The Brennan Center For Justice’s Elizabeth Goitein disagrees, and says that the “new — improved” immigrant ban is a challenge to the religious freedom and due process foundations of the U.S. Constitution, and has no basis in the claim of national […]