Geof Stone & Robert Turner, "The NSA and The Constitution"

Professor Stone is the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law. He received his J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1971, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Law Review. After serving as law clerk to Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. of the Supreme Court of the United States, he joined the faculty of the Law School in 1973. Professor Stone has served as Dean of the Law School (1987-1994) and Provost of the University of Chicago (1994-2002). He is the author or co-author of many books on constitutional law, including Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime (2004), which received eight national book awards, War and Liberty: An American Dilemma (2007), and Top Secret: When the Government Keeps Us in the Dark (2007). Professor Stone is currently chief editor of a twenty-volume series, Inalienable Rights, which is published by Oxford University Press. He is an editor of the Supreme Court Review, a former chair of the Board of the American Constitution Society, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Law Institute, and the National Advisory Council of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Professor Turner holds both professional and academic doctorates from the University of Virginia School of Law. He co-founded the Center for National Security Law with Professor John Norton Moore in April 1981 and has served as its associate director since then except for two periods of government service in the 1980s and during 1994-95, when he occupied the Charles H. Stockton Chair of International Law at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. A veteran of two Army tours in Vietnam, Turner served as a research associate and public affairs fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace before spending five years in the mid-1970s as national security adviser to Senator Robert P. Griffin, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Professor Turner has also served in the executive branch as a member of the Senior Executive Service, first in the Pentagon as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, then in the White House as Counsel to the President's Intelligence Oversight Board, and at the State Department as acting assistant secretary for legislative affairs. In 1986-87, he was the first president of the congressionally established United States Institute of Peace.

This discussion was recorded on February 18, 2014, and sponsored by the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society.

Participating faculty: 
Geoffrey R. Stone