January 13, 2014
Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson spoke to Ars Technica about a new report that examines whether the NSA’s bulk surveillance programs stop terrorists.
“[The Bergen report] is additional evidence of the question of the ‘efficacy’ of the surveillance program, a factor that weighs heavily when one balances security against liberty,” Ruthann Robson, a law professor at the City University of New York, told Ars. “If the program does not provide security, then its weight on the scales is minimal.”
Prof. Robson is an expert on constitutional law and sexuality issues and is the co-editor of the Constitutional Law Professors Blog. Her latest book is Dressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality, and Democracy From Our Hairstyles to Our Shoes.