The Constitutionality of the NSA’s Surveillance Program

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Kendrick Hall 101 - Classroom
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Events and Lectures
Fish, Jillian
School of Law


Big Brother in the 21st Century? The Constitutionality of the NSA's Surveillance Program

Tuesday, Sept. 17 | 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Kendrick Hall 101

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A media firestorm over the last few months has revealed just how extensively the National Security Agency (NSA) has conducted surveillance of our communications and those of foreign citizens.  Whether or not you view Edward Snowden as justified in leaking the NSA's programs to the press, the question persists: has the NSA been respecting our constitutional rights?  Please join USF Professors Susan Freiwald (Law School), Robert Elias (Arts and Sciences) David Greene (Senior Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Law School Adjunct Professor) as they discuss whether the NSA’s surveillance program is legal under the 4th Amendment and the 1st Amendment.  They will also address the surveillance of Americans abroad, including who can raise constitutional claims.

As the City’s first university, USF has 157-year commitment to education and takes seriously its responsibility to be a convener of discussions that matter to the City and its community members.

Lunch will be served. This event is open and free to the public. In observation of Constitution Day, pocket sized copies of the constitution will be available to attendees.

Hosted by the University of San Francisco School of Law with support provided by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good.

Questions? Contact the School of Law, Deans’ Office, 415-422-6304.


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