I. Surveillance & Privacy

  1. Just Security, USA Freedom Act: An Updated Readers’ Guide on Section 215 (Wednesday, May 6)
  2. Marty Lederman, [UPDATED With Details and Analysis] BREAKING: Second Circuit Rules That Section 215 Does Not Authorize Telephony Bulk Collection Program (Thursday, May 7)
  3. Steve Vladeck, The Second Circuit and the Politics of Surveillance Reform (Thursday, May 7)
  4. Jennifer Daskal, The Substance of the Second Circuit on 215: Four Key Takeaways (Friday, May 8)
  5. Patrick Eddington, Guest Post: Candidates, Senators, and Surveillance: The Stakes (Friday, May 8)

II. Drones, Autonomous Weapons & Lethal Force

  1. Sarah Knuckey & Hina Shamsi, We Need a Full, Transparent Review of the US Targeted Killing Program (Monday, May 4)
  2. Mary Wareham, Guest Post: US Needs to Stop Tiptoeing Around the “Killer Robots” Threat (Tuesday, May 5)
  3. Marty Lederman, Once Again: “Which Agency?” and “How Secret?” Are Separate and Independent Questions (Wednesday, May 6)
  4. Ryan Goodman, New Poll: American Support for Drone Strikes Plummets When Innocent US Civilians Killed (Thursday, May 7)
  5. Marty Lederman, Why Not, Secretary Carter? (Friday, May 8) 

[See also below “Israel’s Targeting Procedures”]

III. Detention & Trials

  1. Steve Vladeck, Letters to the Editor on End-of-War Claims from Guantánamo Detainees (Monday, May 4)
  2. Ryan Goodman, The Perverse and Unintended Consequences of Serdar Mohammed v. Defence (Monday, May 4)
  3. Steve Vladeck, Corn and Jenks and Me on Military Jurisdiction and Article III (Tuesday, May 5)

IV. Israel’s Targeting Procedures

V. Central Africa

VI. UK Developments

  1. Shaheed Fatima, The Counterterrorism Stances of the UK’s Major Political Parties (Tuesday, May 5)
  2. Ruchi Parekh, Warfare and “Judicial Imperialism” in the UK (Wednesday, May 6)

VII. Congressional Hearings