Brett Max Kaufman

Guest Author

Brett Max Kaufman (@brettmaxkaufman) is a staff attorney in the ACLU’s Center for Democracy, where he works primarily on national security issues. Mr. Kaufman is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Texas School of Law, where he was book review editor of the Texas Law Review and a human rights scholar at the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice. After graduation from law school, Mr. Kaufman spent one year in Israel, serving first as a foreign law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Asher Dan Grunis and then as a volunteer attorney at Gisha Legal Center for Freedom of Movement. He next completed two clerkships in New York City — with the Hon. Robert D. Sack of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and with Judge Richard J. Holwell and (after Judge Holwell’s resignation) Judge Lewis A. Kaplan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He spent two years at the national security fellow in the ACLU’s National Security Project, and one year as a teaching fellow in New York University’s Technology Law & Policy Clinic, where he continues to serve as an adjunct professor of law.

Articles by this author:

A Call to Former Intelligence Community Employees Who Are Subject to a Prepublication Review Requirement

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Sep 4th, 2018

Encryption Backdoors, Vault 7, and the Jurassic Park Rule of Internet Security

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Mar 10th, 2017

A Word to a Newfound Ally

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Dec 2nd, 2016

Today’s Important Deadline in the ACLU’s Targeted-Killing Transparency Case

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Aug 5th, 2016

Bye-Bye Birdie: reddit’s Warrant Canary Disappears

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Apr 4th, 2016

More Transparent Than Thou

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Mar 15th, 2016

Still Secret: Second Circuit Keeps More Drone Memos From the Public

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Nov 24th, 2015

Lawyering in Secret and the Government’s FOIA Bogeyman

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Nov 10th, 2015

The CIA Can’t Keep Its Drone Propaganda Straight

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Jun 20th, 2015

The Targeted Killing That Wasn’t: What We Can Learn From the Case of Mohanad Mahmoud al-Farekh

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Apr 14th, 2015

US Government Makes Slight Concession in Twitter’s Warrant-Canary Suit

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Mar 9th, 2015

Surveillance and the Vanishing Right to Know

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Feb 10th, 2015

US Government Seeks to Deny Twitter’s “Warrant Canary” Challenge

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Jan 13th, 2015

One More Thing on Goldsmith & Waxman

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Oct 17th, 2014

Twitter’s First Amendment Suit & the Warrant-Canary Question

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Oct 10th, 2014

New Court Orders Signal More Drone Documents Are on the Way

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Jul 11th, 2014