In the latest episode of the Fourth Branch Podcast, Ashley Baker and Jennifer Huddleston discuss how an Illinois biometric privacy law offers a cautionary tale for policymakers as they consider data privacy regulations. What makes this law so powerful is that it allows for a private right of action for individuals to bring suit and pursue damages for violations of the act even if they suffered no injury.
In a new Federalist Society Regulatory Transparency Project podcast, Ashley Baker, director of public policy at the Committee for Justice, and Jennifer Huddleston, research fellow at the Mercatus Center, discuss the implications of the Supreme Court's decision that the warrantless seizure of the cell phone location records violate the Fourth Amendment.
With emerging debates around facial recognition technology, the issue of regulating biometric access technologies has become more prominent. San Fransisco, notably, has banned government use of facial recognition, and states like Illinois and Texas have also begun more agressive regulations on biometrics.
What are the potential implications of Justice Gorsuch’s reasoning in his Carpenter dissent? What does his dissent mean for privacy advocates? How does the decision in Carpenter align with the Supreme Court’s past decisions on the Fourth Amendment? In this episode of POLICYbrief, Ashley Baker, Director of Public Policy at the Committee for Justice, discusses Carpenter v. US, Justice Gorsuch’s dissent, and the future of privacy.
Former Donald Trump adviser and Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon has labelled Hillary Clinton as "not very bright" and pledged to go to war with the Republican Party. Featuring: Curt Levey, president of the Committee for Justice.
Major American corporations are pressuring their outside law firms to meet diversity goals both firm-wide and in the legal teams assigned to the company’s work. For example, Facebook announced this year that the law firm teams working on its matters must consist of at least 33 percent women and minorities. This pressure has resulted in the widespread use of race and gender preferences in hiring, promotion, and work assignment decisions by America’s premier law firms. Are these preferences legal under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 42 U.S.C. § 1981? Are they good policy? Curt Levey, a...
On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" House Armed Services Committee member Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) had an update on what's happening on Capitol Hill. Project Lead at the Center for Medical Progress, David Daleiden, joined Tony to highlight the contempt of court order issued against Daleiden's criminal defense attorneys. Also, President of The Committee for Justice, Curt Levey, discussed why President Trump's nominees are held up in the Senate.