Academic Writing

The Impact of Automation on Environmental Impact Statements

Author(s): 
Bryant Walker Smith
Publication Date: 
October 1, 2013
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Cross-posted from Volokh Conspiracy.

Since the 1950s, the Long Beach Freeway has linked the massive Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to, roughly, the rest of the continental United States. Because much has changed in trade and traffic since then, California’s relevant transportation authorities have decided that perhaps this freeway should change as well.

Reforming FISA: A Critical Look at the Wyden/Udall Proposal and Foreign Surveillance

Author(s): 
Jennifer Granick
Publication Date: 
September 30, 2013
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

A new bipartisan bill co-sponsored by two of the most vocal critics of the NSA does not go far enough to protect the average non-U.S. person from indiscriminate surveillance. Without these protections, America’s Internet companies and our long term political interests in spreading democracy and the rule of law will suffer.

Debate: Metadata and the Fourth Amendment

Author(s): 
Jennifer Granick
Publication Date: 
September 23, 2013
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

This post is the first in a series of posts from Just Security‘s Jennifer Granick and Guest Author Orin Kerr debating the constitutionality of the NSA’s telephony metadata program.  Be sure to check back later today for a response from Orin Kerr.

Sales Pitches From Your Refrigerator

Author(s): 
Ryan Calo
Publication Date: 
September 8, 2013
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Part of the New York Times Room for Debate series.

Everyday devices are getting smarter, more connected. Soon your refrigerator will tell you when it’s time to buy milk. But as long as the fridge is making suggestions, why not suggest a particular brand? And did you know you can save 10 cents if you also buy the same brand’s new ice cream?

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