I. Surveillance, Privacy, & Cybersecurity

  1. Megan Graham, German Cooperation with NSA Spies Broader Than We Knew (Tuesday, May 19)
  2. Megan Graham, Transcript: Comey Says Authors of Encryption Letter Are Uninformed or Not Fair-Minded (Wednesday, May 20)
  3. Patrick Eddington & Jennifer Granick, Sen. Paul’s Great Surveillance ‘Filibuster’ and What to Expect Next (Thursday, May 21)
  4. Kristen Eichensehr, DOJ Guidance on Cybersecurity Carrots and Sticks (Thursday, May 21)

II. Detention and Torture

  1. Ruchi Parekh, Polish Outrage to Paying Victims of CIA Black Sites—and What the Eur Court Said (Wednesday, May 20)
  2. Ruchi Parekh, U.K. High Court: U.K. Gov’t Can Be Held Liable for Abuse of Detainees in U.S. Custody in 2003-2011 Iraq Conflict (Friday, May 22)

III. Congressional Hearings

  1. Harold Koh, Confirm the Legal Adviser (Monday, May 18)
  2. Megan Graham, National Security-Related Congressional Hearings, May 18–22 (Monday, May 18)

IV. Lethal Force and Civilians in Conflict

  1. Marty Lederman, U.S. Special Forces Kill ISIL leader, detain another, during capture operation in Syria [UPDATED] (Saturday, May 16)
  2. Nicolette Boehland, Guest Post: What Civilians Themselves Say About Targeting and Their Participation in Conflict (Thursday, May 21)

V. UN Review of US (Universal Periodic Review)

VI. Restatement on Foreign Relations Law: Treaties

VII. Events