October 16, 2018

Cybersecurity and Antiterrorism

Letters & Testimony

The ABA frequently corresponds with Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and other governmental bodies and testifies before Congress on matters of importance to the administration of justice and the legal profession.

115th Congress

2/1/2018 
Senate Judiciary Committee 
ABA Opposes S. 1454, the "True Incorporation Transparency for Law Enforcement (TITLE) Act," Supports Other Means to Fight Money Laundering


11/27/17 
House Financial Services Committee 
ABA Opposes Legislation Imposing Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirements on Small Businesses and Their Lawyers

6/13/17 
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Members 
ABA Supports H.R. 584 the Cyber Preparedness Act of 2017

114th Congress

5/24/15 
Chairman and Ranking Member of House Financial Services Committee Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing 
ABA Opposes H.R. 4450, the “Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act,” Supports Other Means to Fight Money Laundering

6/23/15 
Attorney General Loretta Lynch 
ABA Letter Requesting Review of Alleged Illegal Interrogations and Clarification of Interpretation of the Convention Against Torture

6/1/15 
Senate Majority and Minority Leaders 
ABA Urges Consideration of Policy During Cybersecurity Debate

113th Congress

11/7/14
President Barack Obama 
ABA urges President Obama to include in his Periodic Report to the CAT Committee that Article 16 of the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment applies extraterritoially to prohibit cruel, inhuman, degrading treatment and torture of prisoners within the custody of the US.

6/27/13 
President Barack Obama 
ABA Letter to President Obama Regarding the Senate Intelligence Committee Study on CIA Detention and Interrogation

112th Congress

12/21/11 
DOD 
ABA Letter to Secretary of Defense Panetta Concerning Attorney-Client Privilege Relating to Guantanamo Detainees


11/28/11
Senate 
GAO Letter on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012

111th Congress

5/27/10 
House 
Letter opposing the inclusion of any provision investigating lawyers representing Guantanamo detainees in the NDAA (Leadership)

5/27/10 
House 
Letter opposing the inclusion of any provision investigating lawyers representing Guantanamo detainees in the NDAA

5/26/10 
;Senate 
Letter opposing the inclusion of any provision investigating lawyers representing Guantanamo detainees in the NDAA

3/9/10 
;Public 
Statement regarding the Detainees Accused of the 9/11 Attacks

3/5/10
Public 
Statement regarding the Justice Department Lawyers’ Representation of Detainees

11/25/09 
DOJ 
Letter supporting prosecution in federal court for the five Guantanamo detainees

10/22/09 
Senate 
Letter urging the Senate to oppose the Graham Amendment (Amdt. No. 2669) to H.R. 2847

7/20/09 
Senate 
Letter urging revisions to MCA in DoD Authorization

6/23/09 
House 
Letter requesting hearings on proposals to revise the Military Commissions Act

6/23/09
Senate 
Letter requesting hearings on proposals to revise the Military Commissions Act

110th Congress

2/27/08 
President 
Letter urging Fair trial procedures for Guantanamo Detainees

2/13/08 
Senate 
Letter supporting Uniform Interrogation Standards

11/14/07 
House 
Letter supporting the passage of the American Anti-Torture Act

10/12/07 
Senate 
Letter regarding potential amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (Select Committee on Intelligence)

9/18/07 
Senate 
Letter supporting S.A. 2022, the Specter-Leahy Amendment, to restore habeas corpus for "enemy combatants" in U.S. custody

7/25/07 
House 
Letter supporting H.R. 2826, restoring habeas corpus jurisdiction to the federal courts (Committee on Armed Services)

6/6/07
Senate 
Letter supporting S. 185, the "Habeas Corpus Restoration Act." (Committee on the Judiciary)

4/4/07
House 
Letter commenting on military commissions (Committee on Armed Services)

4/4/07
Senate 
Letter commenting on military commissions (Committee on Armed Services)

109th Congress

10/20/06
DOD 
Letter regarding a draft manual for military commissions (Office of Military Commissions, Department of Defense)

9/27/06
Senate 
Letter commenting on military commissions and those in U.S. custody

9/19/06
House 
Letter commenting on military commissions and those in U.S. custody

9/6/06
Senate 
Letter commenting on FISA and the electronic surveillance legislation, S. 2453 (Committee on the Judiciary)

7/19/06
House 
Written statement on the modernization of FISA (Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence)

7/11/06 
Senate 
Letter commenting on the Hamdan decision regarding military commissions and the attorney-client privilege (Committee on Armed Services)

7/11/06 
Senate 
Letter commenting on the Hamdan decision regarding military commissions and the attorney-client privilege (Committee on the Judiciary)

7/11/06
House 
Letter commenting on the Hamdan decision regarding military commissions and the attorney-client privilege (Committee on Armed Services)

6/19/06
House 
Letter commenting on H.R. 5371, the LISTEN Act (Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and Committee on the Judiciary)

6/8/06
Senate 
Letter commenting on the use of warrantless electronic surveillance (Committee on the Judiciary)

5/23/06
Senate 
Letter commenting on the use of warrantless electronic surveillance (Committee on the Judiciary)

5/9/06
Senate 
Letter commenting on the use of warrantless electronic surveillance (Committee on the Judiciary)

3/23/06
 House 
Letter noting ABA task force recommendations on the domestic electronic surveillance program

3/23/06 
Senate 
Letter noting ABA task force recommendations on domestic electronic surveillance

3/1/06
Senate 
Letter noting ABA policy on domestic electronic surveillance (Committee on the Judiciary)

2/13/06
President 
Letter commenting on the domestic electronic surveillance program

2/13/06
Senate 
Letter commenting on the domestic electronic surveillance program (Committee on the Judiciary)

2/13/06
House 
Letter commenting on the domestic electronic surveillance program (Committee on the Judiciary)

2/13/06
House 
Letter commenting on the domestic electronic surveillance program (Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence)

2/13/06
Senate 
Letter commenting on the domestic electronic surveillance program (Select Committee on Intelligence)

12/7/05
Conferees 
Letter commenting on torture and habeas corpus for military detainees

11/14/05
Senate 
Letter commenting on the Graham amendment to S. 1042, the Department of Defense authorization bill

11/9/05
Conferees 
Letter commenting on the reauthorization of H.R. 3199, the PATRIOT Act

11/8/05
Senate 
Letter commenting on proposed amendments to S. 1042, the Department of Defense Authorization Bill

2/23/05
House 
Letter commenting on H.R. 952, The Torture, Outsourcing Prevention Act

2/1/05
President 
Letter commenting on the treatment of detainees in U.S. military custody