Elizabeth (Liza) Goitein is co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice.
The program seeks to ensure that our government respects human rights and fundamental freedoms in conducting the fight against terrorism. Before coming to the Brennan Center, Goitein served as counsel to Senator Russell Feingold, Chairman of the Constitution Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee. As counsel to Senator Feingold, Goitein handled a variety of liberty and national security matters, with a particular focus on government secrecy and privacy rights. She also worked on matters involving immigration, juvenile justice, sentencing, and First Amendment issues. Previously, Goitein was a trial attorney in the Federal Programs Branch of the Civil Division of the Department of Justice.
What about whistleblowers? And why the big Obama turnaround on state secrets?
ASK THIS | June 27, 2012
In the last two weeks, the Obama administration announced lie-detector tests on leaking, and House members introduced a state secrets bill that Obama has notably failed to endorse. National security reporters should be asking lots of questions, and here are some of them.
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