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2018 Year in Review

The Committee for Justice was very busy in 2018. In the last year, we advocated for a clear framework for accessing data abroad, worked to dispel the myth of Russian social media ads and election interference, applauded Supreme Court rulings on privacy and religious liberty, weighed in on how to regulate new technologies, and – last but not least – helped lead the long and brutal fight to #ConfirmKavanaugh.

2018 was also one of our most prolific years. Below you will find a list of some of our work on these key issues and more.

Kavanaugh Confirmation

The Kavanaugh confirmation's biggest lessons

Fox News

I’m one of many women who want Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court – And it's not why you think

Fox News

Kavanaugh’s administrative law opinions should be given due deference

The Hill

Kavanaugh Confirmation: Four ways Democrats' plan to derail nomination could backfire

Fox News

Kavanaugh’s Administrative Law Opinions: Agencies should approach major issues with restraint

Inside Sources

Replacing Kennedy on the Supreme Court will set off political warfare

Fox News

Accommodate Kavanaugh accuser but don't allow delay for delay's sake

CFJ Blog

Kavanaugh hearings will shine light on his judicial philosophy, for those willing to listen

CFJ Blog

Judge Kavanaugh will follow the law as written

CFJ Blog

In support of the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

CFJ letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee


Gorsuch's dissent in Carpenter has implications for the future of privacy

The Hill

Supreme Court ruling in cell phone case is a victory for privacy rights

Fox News

Is the Supreme Court set to establish major precedent in email privacy?

The Hill

Your email privacy will get a boost thanks to the omnibus spending bill (and that's a good thing)

Fox News

In support of the Clarifying Lawful Use of Data (CLOUD) Act

Coalition letter to Congressional leaders led by CFJ

Ruling for U.S. in Microsoft case would impair global law enforcement

CFJ Blog

SCOTUS Dismisses US v. Microsoft: Courts lack policy expertise, democratic mandate to update the Stored Communications Act

CFJ Blog

To divine what Congress would have wanted is to legislate from the bench

CFJ Blog

Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century: Consumer Privacy

Comments filed with the FTC

Developing the Administration’s Approach to Consumer Privacy

Comments filed with the NTIA

Are the Chinese and Russians listening to your phone calls?

The Hill

Facebook, Transparency, and Use of Consumer Data

CFJ letter to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

The Cambridge Analytica incident must be put in perspective

CFJ Blog

Social media privacy and the use and abuse of consumer data

CFJ letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Fourth Circuit rules suspicion is needed to search electronic devices seized at the border

CFJ Blog

Free Speech

Why should we fear Russian political ads?

The Wall Street Journal

Who's afraid of democracy?

The Daily Caller