Thomas Earnest

Managing Editor

Thomas Earnest (@thomasdearnest) was the Managing Editor of Just Security 2013-2014.  Thomas received his B.S. from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he was an Articles Editor of the Journal for International Law and Politics and a scholar at the Institute for International Law and Justice.  His interests and experience include, among other things, national security matters related to electronic surveillance, privacy, accountability and oversight.  In law school, Thomas worked as a national security and privacy law clerk at the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office.  Immediately before coming to Just Security, Thomas was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP in New York City.  He is a former member of the Board of Directors for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, a recipient of the U.S. State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship to Cairo, Egypt, and a former Fulbright Research Scholar and affiliated scholar of the Centre d’Etudes Maghrébines à Tunis in Tunisia. Prior to law school, he also was active in state and federal politics, working as a Congressional staff member on Capitol Hill, as Assistant Communications Director for the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the State of Georgia, and as an aide for several political campaigns. Thomas has completed advance study of written Modern Standard Arabic and has working knowledge of spoken Tunisian and Egyptian colloquial Arabic and French.  Thomas is a member of the Bar of New York.

Articles by this author:

Senator Leahy Introduces Updated Version of the USA FREEDOM Act

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Jul 29th, 2014

Just Security is Hiring

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Jul 24th, 2014

DOJ Files Opening Brief in Klayman Appeal

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Jul 15th, 2014

News Roundup and Notes: July 8, 2014

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Jul 8th, 2014

NYC Bar Association Releases Report on Legality of Drones

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Jul 2nd, 2014

News Roundup and Notes: June 30, 2014

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Jun 30th, 2014

Two Major ISIS Developments

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Jun 26th, 2014

DOJ OLC Targeted Killing Memo Released

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Jun 23rd, 2014

10 Years of Drone Strikes in Pakistan–but do you know whether it’s an “area of active hostilities”?

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Jun 18th, 2014

U.S. Captures Suspected Benghazi “Ringleader” Ahmed abu Khattalah

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Jun 17th, 2014

News Roundup and Notes: June 13, 2014

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Jun 13th, 2014

British Appeals Court Denies Government’s Request to Hold Terrorism Trial in Secret

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Jun 12th, 2014

A(nother) Procedural Roadblock for Drone Casualty Reporting Requirements

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May 30th, 2014

President Obama on Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Afghanistan

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May 27th, 2014

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on the AUMF after Iraq and Afghanistan

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May 21st, 2014

ICC Prosecutor Reopens Preliminary Examination of Alleged Crimes by UK Soldiers in Iraq

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May 13th, 2014

House Judiciary Markup of USA Freedom Act (Live stream)

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May 7th, 2014

Developments on Autonomous Weapons Systems Governance

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May 7th, 2014

News Roundup and Notes: May 5, 2014

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May 5th, 2014

News Roundup and Notes: May 2, 2014

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May 2nd, 2014

State Department Releases Country Reports on Terrorism

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Apr 30th, 2014

Drone Casualty Reporting Requirement Dropped from Intel Authorization Bill

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Apr 30th, 2014

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