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US president re-nominates Indian American law professor Bamzai to civil liberties board

US President Donald Trump has renominated a prominent Indian-American law professor and legal expert to an agency whose mission is to ensure the federal government”s efforts to prevent terrorism are balanced with the need to protect privacy and civil liberties.

Key Point

  • The nomination of Aditya Bamzai of Virginia, to be reappointed as a Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board for a term expiring January 29, 2026, was sent to the US Senate.
  • In August 2018, Trump had nominated Bamzai, a professor at the University of Virginia’s School of Law, to be a member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board for a six-year term expiring January 2020.
  • He joined the University of Virginia School of Law”s faculty as an associate professor in June 2016 and his work has been published or is forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal, the University of Chicago Law Review, the George Washington University Law Review and the Missouri Law Review, among other journals. Bamzai teaches and writes about civil procedure, administrative law, federal courts, national security law, and computer crime.

Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

  • The Board is an independent agency within the Executive Branch established by the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007. The Board”s mission is to ensure that the federal government”s efforts to prevent terrorism are balanced with the need to protect the privacy and civil liberties.

 

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