Michael Lynch (UConn) has written an Amicus brief on behalf of the ACLU in their case against the NSA in federal court, which was filed last week. The Amicus brief is based on his “Stone” piece in the NY Times. Michael presents a moral–as opposed to strictly legal–case against the NSA’s meta-data collection operation. You can read the whole thing here:

https://www.aclu.org/national-security/aclu-v-clapper-amicus-brief-mic hael-p-lynch-philosophy-professor-university

Booking is now open for ‘Institutions and Individuals’, the launch event for Reading Ethics and Political Philosophy (REAPP).

The conference will take place in the Palmer Building on Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading on 7 December from 1030-1830.

You can book here:
http://tinyurl.com/REAPP-Launch-Event

Papers will be given by:
T.M. Scanlon (Harvard) – ‘Individual Morality and the Morality of Institutions’
Japa Pallikkathayil (Pittsburgh) – Title TBC
Kimberley Brownlee (Warwick) – ‘Only the Lonely: The Ethics of Sociability’
David Owens (Reading) – ‘Tolerance as Civility’

More information on REAPP can be found here:
http://www.reading.ac.uk/spirs/research/spirs-REAPP.aspx

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