By Khaled Mowad

  • Some thoughts on the latest NSA leak

    By Khaled Mowad December 3, 2013 at 11:26 am 1 comment

    In what has now become a seemingly cyclical pattern of new revelations regarding the extent of NSA surveillance, a new article posted on the Huffington Post describes ways the NSA is using “its troves of data to discredit and undermine individuals who the agency believes are ‘radicalizing others through incendiary […]

     
  • Equal Rights Amendment Brainstorm Recap

    Amicus, By Khaled Mowad October 2, 2013 at 11:42 pm 0 comments

      In 1972 the proposed Equal Rights Amendment, originally drafted in 1923, and sponsored by Martha Griffiths in the house and Birch Bayh in the Senate, passed both houses of Congress. The amendment sought to guarantee Constitutional equality of the sexes in such a way as to extend to all […]

     
  • The Right to Remain Silent After Salinas v. Texas

    By Khaled Mowad June 21, 2013 at 12:43 am 1 comment

    This past Monday the Supreme Court split in Salinas v. Texas deciding that a prosecutor may take advantage of a defendant’s right to remain silent, in pre-custodial circumstances, if that right was not expressly asserted by the defendant. In other words, the court suggested that someone not in custody must […]

     
  • Inadequate Redress and the No-Fly List

    Last July, the Ninth Circuit in Latif v. Holder held that the district courts have original jurisdiction over claims that the government failed to afford U.S. citizens and legal residents an adequate opportunity to contest their inclusion on the No-Fly list. The court noted that its decision was another step […]