University of Chicago Law School Professor Geoffrey Stone, a frequent collaborator on The Constitution Project, is on the NSA oversight panel that announced a number of tough recommendations for reforms to the embattled agency. President Obama’s recent speech on changes to the NSA signaled that the administration would follow a number of the panel’s suggestions. Other members on the panel include former acting head of the CIA Michael Morell, Harvard Law Professor and former Obama administration official Cass Sunstein, former counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke and George Institution of Technology professor Peter Swire. Professor Stone’s reaction to President Obama’s speech may be found here.
Professor Stone is an expert in Constitutional law and the tension between protecting national security and preserving civil rights in times of war. He has appeared in a number of our films on this and other topics, including, Creating a Constitution, Korematsu and Civil Liberties, Checks and Balances, as well as our upcoming films on the Second Amendment and the right of Habeas Corpus. Professor Stone has written several books, including “Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime,” chronicling how freedom of speech and other civil liberties have been curtailed during times of crisis.
For more from Professor Stone, check out his column at Huffington Post.