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Morrison & Foerster Submits Brief on Behalf of Former National Security and Technology Officials in Support of Challenge to Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity

08 Dec 2017

On December 5, 2017, Morrison & Foerster lawyers Robert Litt, David Newman, Sophia Brill, and Taj Moore, together with Joshua Geltzer, the executive director of Georgetown University’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, submitted an amicus brief in support of a challenge to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity that is pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

The brief highlighted the potentially serious national security and cybersecurity implications of the Commission’s compilation of a massive database of personally identifiable information about American voters, and its storage of that database on White House systems.  

The brief was filed on behalf of a group of former national security and technology officials who have served at senior levels in the administrations of both parties, including Gen. James R. Clapper, who served as U.S. Director of National Intelligence from 2010-2017, Alex MacGillivray, who served as Deputy United States Chief Technology Officer from 2014 to 2017, and Paul Rosenzweig, who served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Homeland Security from 2006 to 2009. 

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