Prof. Added to NSA Review Team On-Record Saying It's Legal

Though he is concerned about privacy violations


Today the White House formally released the names of the committee of "outside experts" to review the NSA's surveillance practices. A fifth name was added to the list beyond the four leaked last week: Professor Geoffrey Stone of the University of Chicago Law School. I debated Professor Stone on national security surveillance issues back in 2005 or 2006 for a U of C Federalist Society event. Based on that experience, my sense is that he will come at the issues from a strong civil libertarian perspective, with the caveat that he is not a subject matter expert in surveillance law or technology. Stone is the author of the book Top Secret: When Our Government Keeps Us in the Dark.

(Hat tip to Felix)