Wikileaks, Bradley Manning and the First Amendment

Constitution Day 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012, 7:30 pm
Park Auditorium
Shayana Kadidal, Guest Speaker

Biography from the Center for Constitutional Rights, photo from Shayana Kadidal: 
"Shayana Kadidal is senior managing attorney of the Guantánamo Global Justice Initiative at the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York City. He is a graduate of the Yale Law School and a former law clerk to Judge Kermit Lipez of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. In his eight years at the Center, he has worked on a number of significant cases in the wake of 9/11, including the Center's challenges to the detention of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay (among them torture victim Mohammed al Qahtani and former CIA ghost detainee Majid Khan), which have twice reached the Supreme Court, and several cases arising out of the post-9/11 domestic immigration sweeps. He is also counsel in CCR's legal challenges to the "material support" statute (decided by the Supreme Court last term), to the low rates of black firefighter hiring in New York City, and to the NSA's warrantless surveillance program."

Constitution Day is celebrated on September 17th of each year. That is the day the Constitution was signed during the Constitutional Convention. More information and events can be found on the Consitution Day website of the National Constitution Center.

HuffPo articles by Kadidal

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Background information & articles


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Primary Sources

Leak sites: Government information access sites:
These sites have declassified documents or facilitate government transparency: Additional Government sites of interest:
Try searching FDsys for Wikileaks
C-SPAN Video Library: A selection.
For more videos. search the C-SPAN Video Library

Selected Articles

Take a loock at Democracy Now!'s In Depth reporting on: Wikileaks and Julian Assange.

Below are articles I collected from my Communication and Legal Studies guide and reflects my professional reading. 
Check my blog for more recent postings.

NDC Process

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