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    Policy & Law

    Expert Q&A on national security and the right to privacy

    By Christopher Palmer
    Christopher Palmer
    Published: April 1, 2010

    Ranjana Natarajan is a clinical professor at the School of Law’s National Security Clinic. She explains the necessary balancing act that occurs in the United States legal system, as citizens challenge the use of new and more invasive defense technologies such as whole-body scanners in airports. From Guantanamo Bay to police searches, Natarajan clarifies the significance of the rule of law and the writ of habeas corpus in maintaining national security.

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      Kumar Mishra said on June 16, 2010 at 2:54 p.m.
      One of the ways to secure internal and external borders may be is to ask TSA to extend their services to the ports outside of US. This way the international borders could be secured beyond US and would reduce the frustation for non-terrorist immigrants to the country. I mean TSA could come up with something to make their procedures more friendly while maintaining the security concerns. For Guatanamo Bay, I think the matter has caused enough shame to everyone in the nation and outside. If certain prison-dwellers have been found not to be innocent, by which security guidelines can they still be held? The whole-body scanners could be an aid to TSA, but considering the fact that airports are becoming increasingly irritating for normal traveller's, will common people accept that their naked images can go online for the sake of protection. I believe after 9/11, there has not been any serious incident of that level in about 10 years. For me, it essentially means that present security is upkeep without the need of invasive technologies.
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      UTLaw Magazine | Video: Clinical Professor Ranjana Natarajan discusses national security and the right to privacy, on UT’s Know online magazine said on June 10, 2010 at 1:54 p.m.
      [...] Natarajan is a clinical professor at the Law School’s National Security Clinic. In this video from UT’s Know online magazine, she explains the necessary balancing act that occurs in the United States legal system, as [...]
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