nationalsecuritylaw the president’s surveillance reform speech, and links to Section 215 white paper and NSA authorities overview

As you may know, President Obama gave a speech today highlighting a quartet of surveillance reform initiatives. At the same time, the White House released a white paper explaining the legal rationale behind the Section 215 metadata collection program, and the NSA released a 7-page paper outlining its own legal foundations. I’ve posted a section-by-section analysis here, with links to transcript of his speech and to the two documents.

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