SECURITY: An Orwellian Glimpse

As a Washington lawyer, 32-year-old Adam Yarmolinsky, onetime law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Stanley Reed, found frequent occasion to wonder about the mysterious operation of the U.S. Government's security program, conducted behind closed doors, with vague charges, unnamed witnesses, and questionable verdicts. Yarmolinsky, along with some other inquisitive lawyers, decided to try to find out about the security program. Working under a $50,000 grant from the Fund for the Republic, the Yarmolinsky group has studied some 300 security cases over the past year.

Last week Yarmolinsky made public his findings in...

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