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The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on fundamental issues of democracy and justice. Our work ranges from voting rights to redistricting reform, from access to the courts to presidential power in the fight against terrorism.
A singular institution – part think tank, part public interest law firm, part advocacy group – the Brennan
Center combines scholarship, legislative and legal advocacy, and communications to win meaningful, measurable change in the public sector.

The Brennan Center initiated its Liberty and National Security project two years ago to foster better public understanding of the importance of accountability, transparency, and checks-and-balances in the formulation and implementation of national security policy. We have since been at the forefront of advocating for sound, rights-respecting policy prescriptions based on broad public participation and informed discussion. Our staff engages in a spectrum of public education, legislative advocacy, litigation and scholarly activity.

Jonathan Hafetz is Litigation Director of the Liberty and National Security Project at the Brennan
Center. He is actively involved in post-9/11 litigation involving detainee rights and other national security issues, and is lead counsel in several leading detention cases. An expert on habeas corpus, Mr. Hafetz has authored numerous scholarly and popular articles on the subject and frequently serves as an expert commentator. He is writing a book on post-9/11 detentions to be published by NYU Press. He can be contacted at: jonathan.hafetz@nyu.edu.

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