Legal scholars and courts have been wrangling for more than a year over whether the National Security Agency's collection of millions of Americans' phone records — a program first disclosed to the public by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden in 2013 — violates those protections. Some legal experts disagree over whether the record collection even qualifies as a search or seizure, and, if it does, whether collecting those records is "unreasonable" or requires a warrant. In a recent Intelligence Squared U.S. debate, two teams of constitutional law experts, including CAC Chief Counsel Elizabeth Wydra, faced off on the motion "Mass Collection of U.S. Phone Records Violates The Fourth Amendment." In these Oxford-style debates, the team that sways the most people to its side by the end is the winner.
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CAC's Elizabeth Wydra appeared on local network affiliates across the country in a piece explaining the major cases in the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court Term.
CAC's Elizabeth Wydra appeared on FOX News Channel to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear marriage equality cases on the first day of the new Term.
CAC's Judith E. Schaeffer appeared on Al Jazeera America discussing the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear any of the marriage cases pendning review on the first day of the new Term.
Elizabeth Wydra appeared on FOX News Channel to discuss the big cases that could be heard in the upcoming Term of the U.S. Supreme Court.
CAC's Elizabeth Wydra appeared on CNN Newsroom, discussing the new Supreme court Term.