Matt Sledge on Liberties

Prosecutors run amok, prisoners of profit and the spooks on the loose -- crank up your Instapaper, here is a non-exhaustive list of stories from 2013 that deserve another look.
For me the piece left lingering the question of how big a role John Brennan played in Obama's NSA evolution.
An intel lawyer (probably NSA, CIA or ODNI) claims tracking U.S. cellphone locations doesn't violate the Fourth Amendment. Weren't the Founding Fathers paranoiac revolutionaries who would have been scared out of their buckskin breeches by a government tracking our every move?
Andy Stepanian, a former CMU inmate, talks with Josh about being held under incredibly high restrictions, as well as how he thinks he was more of a criminal than more than two-thirds of the men that were there.
The update revealed that between 1,000 and 1,999 of the internet search giant's users were affected by between 0 and 999
File this one under curiouser and curiouser: a controversial Green Berets center meant to train soldiers in "cross-cultural
On Saturday my colleague Ryan Reilly's long report on the history -- and future -- of the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay was
Will Obama get more open on drones, as he promised in the State of the Union? Not likely. Greenwald on the US's "culture
The lawyers in the long-running Handschu civil rights lawsuit against the NYPD have made a new filing -- this time, over
Kelly Ayotte, Lindsey Graham, and John McCain will have five minutes on Wednesday to explain why a lawsuit targeting the
Email privacy is a tangled subject: the Electronic Communication Privacy Act (ECPA) governing when the police or FBI can
Welcome to the second term. In his inaugural address yesterday President Obama gave a big shout out to three important civil
Journalist Ted Gup in a New York Times op-ed says "The C.I.A. invokes secrecy to serve its interests but abandons it to burnish