Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Pop Quiz on judicial proprieties

Mark Tushnet

Citing a conversation with a former FISA Court judge, Margo Schlanger reports that there is "an annual lunch bringing together FISA Court judges and legal advisors (and the Chief Justice) with the heads of the CIA, NSA, and FBI" (Schlanger, "Intelligence Legalism and the National Security Agency's Civil Liberties Gap," 6 Harvard National Security Journal, 122,166 (2015).) I understand that official Washington is a rather small town, and judges bump into executive officials all the time (a point Justice Scalia made in his opinion on recusal in the Cheney case). This strikes me as relevantly different. On a scale from "completely appropriate" to "wildly inappropriate," where do you place this annual lunch?


How about "Separation of Powers heartburn."

Since there is no such thing as a free lunch, I assume the government will pick up the lunch tab.

Might it make a difference if certain members of Congress were invited?

And will the press cover the event? Will a list of the lunchers be made available to the public? Or will national security impose secrecy?

In linked to the article and it is quite lengthy. Fortunately, it has a Table of Contents. So I jumped to P. 201 "C. A Public Advocate in the FISA Court" (under part "IV. Reforms" ). This runs to P. 204 and presents a strong case for such a public advocate. It's worth a read just to respond to this post's Pop Quiz.

Not to be a nag, but what accounts for the failure of the "usual suspects" to comment on this post? Is it fear of NSA peeping-tomming? Transparency and accountability in governance are critical to liberty.

If I were still driving, the bumper sticker might read "NAG ON, SHAG ON/2016"

But what are all those beeps and squeals when I'm on the phone? Is it Barney Google, with those Goo-Goo Googly Eyes"?;_ylt=A0LEVvKN.t1UT2MAWB8nnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTB0b2ZrZmU3BHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkA1lIUzAwMl8x?p=barney+google+with+the+goo-goo-googly+eyes&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001

Perhaps watching David Carr's last interview with Edward Snowden might gin up the "usual suspects" for comments on this pop quiz. "Freedom of the Press" is not doing its constitutional role well on this serious subject. I just finished reading Ashutosh Bhagwar's "Posner, Blackstone, and Prior Restraints on Speech" which focuses heavily on the distinct meaning of freedom of the Press Clause from the Speech Clause. It's a great read. A link is available at Larry Solum's Legal Theory Blog that provides Solum's editorial comments on the article's references to originalism. The author provides extensive history on the Press Clause. While the article does not reference the issue of this post, it provides background for Snowden's revelations about NSA and the role of the press (however now defined with technological changes since 1791 in communications) regarding those revelations. (The author has some funny lines on originalism that may not have amused Solum, assuming he caught them.) So consider this pop quiz as protected by the Press Clause.

Still strange noises during phone calls.

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There are certainly a lot of details like that to take into consideration. That is a great point to bring up. I offer the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you bring up where the most important thing will be working in honest good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged around things like that, but I am sure that your job is clearly identified as a fair game. Both boys and girls feel the impact of just a moment’s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.

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