National Security Law

11th Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture - Event Audio/Video

2011 National Lawyers Convention
Michael B. Mukasey, Eugene B. Meyer November 12, 2011

Michael MukaseyOn September 11, 2001, at the age of 45 and at the height of her professional and personal life, Barbara K. Olson was murdered in the terrorist attacks against the United States as a passenger on the hijacked American Airlines flight that was flown into the Pentagon. The Federalist Society established this annual lecture in Barbara's memory because of her enormous contributions as an active member, supporter, and volunteer leader. Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson delivered the first lecture in November 2001. The lecture series continued in following years with other notable individuals. In 2011, former U.S. Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey delivered the lecture. He was introduced by Mr. Eugene B. Meyer, President of the Federalist Society.

A Conversation on the NSA Surveillance Programs - Event Audio/Video

The NSA, Security, Privacy, and Intelligence Symposium
Michael Chertoff, Anthony D. Romero, Ellen Nakashima, Vincent J. Vitkowsky March 04, 2014

A Conversation on the NSA Surveillance Programs - Event Audio/VideoIn the 12 years since 9/11, as the national security threat matrix has become increasingly complex, technological advances have expanded intelligence gathering capabilities significantly. Recently, public concern about government monitoring of individuals has come to the forefront of the discussion. To address the intersection of security, privacy, and intelligence, the President has proposed several reforms, and is studying others in consultation with Congress. This Symposium will analyze and offer observations on those proposals.

The Federalist Society presented this panel at "The NSA, Security, Privacy, and Intelligence Symposium" on February 24, 2014, at Jones Day LLP in Washington, DC.

Luncheon: A Conversation on the NSA Surveillance Programs
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

  • Hon. Michael Chertoff, Co-founder and Managing Principal, The Chertoff Group, and former Secretary, United States Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Moderator: Ms. Ellen Nakashima, National Security Reporter, The Washington Post
  • Introduction: Mr. Vincent J. Vitkowsky, Chairman, International & National Security Law Practice Group, The Federalist Society

Jones Day LLP
Washington, DC

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A Federalist Society Symposium on the National Security Agency’s Bulk Data Seizures and FISA Surveillance Programs

Engage Volume 14, Issue 2 July 2013
October 22, 2013

A Federalist Society Symposium on the National Security Agency’s Bulk Data Seizures and FISA Surveillance Programs We are pleased to bring you this special Engage Symposium on the National Security Agency’s bulk data seizures and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act programs. This Symposium features diverging points of view on the issues involved from top scholars and experts in the field, including Randy E. Barnett & Jim Harper, Steven G. Bradbury, Jeremy Rabkin, Stewart A. Baker, Nathan A. Sales, Jameel Jaffer & Laura W. Murphy, Robert F. Turner, & Grover Joseph Rees...[Read Now!]

ABA Watch February 2010

Table of Contents
February 05, 2010
ABA WatchIn this issue, we are pleased to offer an interview conducted over email with ABA President-Elect Stephen Zack, who will become president of the Association next summer.  We are publishing his responses unedited in this issue.  This issue also features a piece discussing the ABA’s policy regarding the Obama Administration’s decision to prosecute the five Guantanamo detainees accused of conspiring to commit the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York.  And, as in the past, we digest and summarize actions before the House of Delegates. [More]