US President Selects Indian-American Professor For His Agency On Privacy And Civil Liberties

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US President Selects Indian-American Professor For His Agency On Privacy And Civil Liberties

A proud time for India as an Indian made it to US President’s office. Donald Trump selected an Indian-American Professor for his agency.

He is none other than Aditya Bamzai, a prominent Indian-American professor of law and legal expert who has been nominated by US President Donald to an independent agency that protects privacy and civil liberties in the country.

Bamzai is a professor at University of Virginia’s School of Law and has been asked by Trump to be a member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board for the remainder of a six-year term expiring January 29, 2020. The agency that Bamzai has been nominated for, ensures that efforts by the executive branch of the government to protect the nation from terrorism are balanced with the need to protect privacy and civil liberties.

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According to Bamzai’s profile on the university website, he teaches and writes about civil procedure, administrative law, federal courts, national security law and computer crime. He joined the University of Virginia School of Law’s faculty as an associate professor in June 2016.

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Bamzai has argued cases relating to the separation of powers and national security in the US Supreme Court, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, DC Circuit and other federal courts of appeals. He is a graduate of Yale University and of the University of Chicago Law School, where he was the editor-in-chief of the law review.

Before entering the academy, Bamzai served as an attorney-adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel of the US Department of Justice and as an appellate attorney in both private practices and for the National Security Division of the Department of Justice.

Published by Minal Gupta on 09 Aug 2018

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