Jameel Jaffer

Jameel Jaffer is a deputy legal director of the National ACLU and Director of the ACLU's Center for Democracy, which houses the National ACLU's work relating to free speech, privacy, technology, national security, and international human rights. He has argued cases in multiple appeals courts, as well as in the U.S. Supreme Court, and he has testified before Congress on several occasions concerning issues relating to counterterrorism policy and civil liberties. He co-led the Freedom of Information Act litigation that resulted in the release of the Bush administration's "torture memos". More recently, he led the ACLU's litigation that resulted in the release of some of the Obama administration's "drone memos".