nationalsecuritylaw more 9/11 anniversary events coming up: American Constitution Society, “9/11 at 10” (September 1, National Press Club, Washington, 10am to 2:30 pm)

ACS - 10 Years of Progress
The American Constitution Society for Law & Policy invites you to attend:

9/11 at 10

As the nation prepares to mark the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, ACS is organizing a symposium to examine some of the past decade’s significant changes to the American legal and policy landscape. The purpose of this event is not to exhaustively discuss all issues that lie at the intersection of national security, civil liberties, and the rule of law, but rather to focus on the areas of surveillance, detainee policy, and broad doctrinal shifts.

Panel 1 (10:00 – 11:30am): Surveillance. Some of the most marked changes in law and policy have occurred in the area of surveillance. While some clear changes to national security law have occurred, such as the passage of the USA PATRIOT Act and the recent reauthorization of some of its most controversial surveillance provisions, other changes have been effectuated through agency policy and guidelines. A group of experts will examine and critique the changes in surveillance law and policy in the past decade, as well as consider how surveillance in the national security arena might have led to more aggressive surveillance practices in other arenas (e.g., surveillance practices being considered in U.S. v. Jones).

The panel will feature:

· Moderator, Jeffrey Rosen, Professor of Law, The George Washington University

· Michael German, Policy Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union

· Deepa Iyer, Executive Director, South Asian Americans Leading Together

· Gregory Nojeim, Senior Counsel and Director of Project on Freedom, Security and Technology, Center for Democracy and Technology

· Suzanne Spaulding, Principal, Bingham Consulting Group; former Executive Director of the National Commission on Terrorism and Assistant General Counsel at the CIA

· Kenneth L. Wainstein, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP; former Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush


Featured Address
(Noon) by William Lietzau, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Rule of Law and Detainee Policy.

Panel 2 (1:00 – 2:30pm): National Security as a Driver of Doctrinal Shifts in Other Areas of Law & Policy. Many examinations of 9/11’s effects have focused on the national security arena, but in truth, the changes have not been confined to one specific area of law and policy. Scholars and advocates have noted that changes in national security law and policy have had profound effects in other areas of the law, such as criminal procedure (e.g., Miranda procedures), immigration law (e.g., the movement of immigration functions to the Department of Homeland Security), the First Amendment (e.g., material support provisions), and separation of powers (e.g., expansion of executive branch power). A group of experts will discuss such broad doctrinal shifts and their important effects on our civil and criminal justice systems.

The panel will feature:

· Moderator, Charlie Savage, Washington Correspondent, The New York Times

· David D. Cole, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

· Richard D. Klingler, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP; former General Counsel and Legal Advisor on the National Security Council (2006-2007)

· Wendy Patten, Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society Foundations

· Deborah Pearlstein, Associate Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs at Princeton University

· Geoffrey R. Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor, The University of Chicago Law School

Register Now

Lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m. with featured remarks beginning at noon

Thursday, September 1, 2011
10:00am – 2:30pm
The National Press Club, Conference Rooms
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045

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