September 20, 2021

In the Wake of the January 6 Attacks, Will Congress and the Administration Heed the Lessons of 9/11?

ACS President Russ Feingold wrote an op-ed for Just Security on the importance of learning the lessons of 9/11’s legal legacy.

"Many of my concerns about the PATRIOT Act have unfortunately come to pass. These include the disproportionate impact of expanded surveillance powers on marginalized communities, including Muslim Americans, people of color, and activists. Past, it turns out, is prelude here."

"The time is overdue for Congress to reassert its national security authority and to determine which components of the 9/11 legal authorities are still necessary versus those being sustained through inertia."

Read the entire article on Just Security.