Patrick C. Toomey

Guest Author

Patrick Toomey (@PatrickCToomey) is the deputy director of the ACLU’s National Security Project, where he works on issues related to privacy and surveillance, racial and ethnic discrimination, and the use of novel technologies like artificial intelligence. Patrick has litigated high-profile cases challenging sweeping surveillance programs operated by U.S. intelligence agencies, and has represented Asian American scientists who have been wrongly investigated and prosecuted by the U.S. government. Patrick is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School. After  law school, he served as a law clerk to the Hon. Nancy Gertner, United States district judge for the District of Massachusetts, and to the Hon. Barrington D. Parker, United States circuit judge for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to joining the ACLU, Patrick worked on criminal defense, regulatory defense, and intellectual property matters at a law firm in New York.

Articles by this author:

Bringing Transparency to National Security Uses of Artificial Intelligence

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Apr 4th, 2024

National Security Carve-Outs Undermine AI Regulations

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Dec 21st, 2023

Concealing Surveillance: The Government’s Disappearing Section 702 Notices

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Sep 27th, 2023

The Government’s Section 702 Playbook Doesn’t Work Anymore

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Aug 30th, 2023

A New Consensus Around Transparency and National Security Surveillance

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May 27th, 2021

The Future of U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance

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Nov 11th, 2020

Unprecedented and Unlawful: The NSA’s “Upstream” Surveillance

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Sep 19th, 2016

The Obama Administration Has Embraced Legal Theories Even Broader Than John Yoo’s

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Apr 7th, 2016

Why Aren’t Criminal Defendants Getting Notice of Section 702 Surveillance — Again?

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Dec 11th, 2015

Has the CIA Asked the FISC to Restart Its Bulk Collection Program?

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Jun 25th, 2015

Surveillance and the Vanishing Right to Know

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Feb 10th, 2015

In 2007, One Judge Said No to the NSA

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Dec 18th, 2014

Executive Order 12333, Notice, and the Due Process Rights of Criminal Defendants

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Aug 14th, 2014

The Solicitor General Should Correct the Record in Clapper

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Oct 18th, 2013