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Essays

After Snowden: Privacy, Secrecy,
and Security in the Information Age

After Snowden
Now available!

Edited by Ronald Goldfarb

Including Barry's essay "Judging State Secrets: Who Decides—and How?"

Was Edward Snowden a patriot or a traitor?

Just how far do American privacy rights extend?

And how far is too far when it comes to government secrecy in the name of security? These are just a few of the questions that have dominated American consciousness since Edward Snowden exposed the breath of the NSA's domestic surveillance program. In these seven previously unpublished essays, a group of prominent legal and political experts delve in to life After Snowden, examining the ramifications of the infamous leak from multiple angles.

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Praise

"Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barry Siegel's `Judging State Secrets: Who Decides—and How?' is one of the strongest pieces. He provides a fascinating history of the court decisions that have both allowed and challenged the executive branch's use of the `state secrets privilege' in cases involving national security issues."
   —Library Journal

"Barry Siegel explains in a refreshingly non-lawyerly article entitled `Judging State Secrets: Who Decides—and How?' just how our legal system has arrived at its present standards for permitting the government to make its own determination of what can be kept secret from the public, without much danger of judicial review."
   —LA Review of Books


Thomas Dunne Books, Hardcover, May 2015, ISBN: 978-1250067609