Jonathan Manes

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Jonathan Manes (@jmmanes) is an attorney at the Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center and Adjunct Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. His work focuses on democracy and civil rights, including litigation on matters involving government transparency, policing & surveillance, national security, and voting rights. Manes was previously Associate Professor at the University at Buffalo School of Law where he was founder and director of the Civil Liberties and Transparency Clinic. He has also worked as a supervising attorney at Yale Law School’s Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic, as a Gibbons Fellow in Public Interest and Constitutional Law, and at the ACLU’s National Security Project. Manes served as a law clerk for Justice Morris J. Fish of the Supreme Court of Canada. His academic writing focuses primarily on conflicts between government secrecy and democratic accountability. Manes is a co-founder and member of the steering committee of the Free Expression Legal Network. Manes earned his B.A. degree summa cum laude from Columbia University, his M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was an Articles Editor for the Yale Law Journal.

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