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Monday, April 7, 2014

Dean's Speaker Series Lecturer Featured on KNPR's State of Nevada, Las Vegas Review-Journal

On April 7, the William S. Boyd School of Law hosted a Dean's Speaker Series with Geoffrey R. Stone, the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law at The University of Chicago Law School and a member of the White House Review Panel on Data Surveillance by the National Security Agency. 

The topic of the lecture was "NSA Surveillance: The Inside Scoop."

On the same day, Professor Stone appeared on KNPR's State of Nevada segment What Should Be Done About NSA Spying?

When asked if spying has stopped terrorism, Professor Stone replied, "Yes, in many instances it is quite clear that the information gleaned by the NSA through a broad range of its programs has helped to thwart real terrorist attacks both in the United States and abroad. Of that, I have no doubt. We had top-secret clearance, the five of us on the review group. We were able to look at quite considerable detail about some of these instances, and I have no doubt that this surveillance in a number of instances made a real difference."   

Also on April 7, Professor Stone was also featured in the Las Vegas Review-Journal article Civil libertarian: NSA is not the bad guy here!