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David Rivkin
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My latest op-ed in the #WSJ: Crippling the Intelligence We Used to Get bin Laden. Human and signals intelligence should work together to inform policy makers of a possible threat as quickly and thoroughly as possible. But imposing different restrictions on intelligence data from human and technological sources prevents that from happening.

http://goo.gl/ZPHM4S
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My most recent article. The wrong ruling on NSA data collection
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New in today's The Hill: "Is Obama trying to pack the DC appeals court?"

It’s easier to win in court, of course, when you get to pick the judges. A second reason for the rush is to prevent the Senate from careful review of his nominees’ records.

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New in today's Wall Street Journal: A Facebook Deal That Needs Unfriending
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My latest article in POLITICO Magazine with Elizabeth Foley: Can Obama’s Legal End-Run Around Congress Be Stopped? The Constitution commands that the president “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” Unfortunately, President Obama either missed that lesson or considers it inapplicable to his own administration. 

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My latest op-ed in the +The Wall Street Journal: The President vs. the Senate. Permitting any president to resolve when the Senate is or is not in session upsets the constitutional balance of power among the executive and legislative branches.

http://goo.gl/tZ5DFC
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My latest article in USA TODAY: Your DNA and your First Amendment. Did you know that you cannot be trusted with knowledge of your own genetic background? That's what the Food and Drug Administration decreed late last month when it ordered 23andMe to stop marketing its "Personal Genome Service."

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My latest article in the New York Post: Why Shira's Wrong
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  • Baker Hostetler
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  • Hunton & Williams, U.S. Department of Justice, Council on Competitiveness, American Enterprise Institute
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Leading conservative thinker, Constitutional attorney and media commentator
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David B. Rivkin Jr. fills an important role in modern political and legal debate. 

Using his sharp legal mind, he strives to base his viewpoints and recommendations on the Constitution and the law, the primary sources protecting us from tyranny. 

Rivkin grew up in Russia and he is passionate about his commitment to freedom and his adopted country, once saying in an interview: 

“I grew up in the Soviet Union, where the individual's interests were always subordinated to the whims of the state, and where the government was the law. Even so, my parents and grandparents endured much worse. They lived in Stalin's Russia, and they knew real fear—not just occasionally, but every day—fear of the state and its agents.” 

The first to challenge the constitutionality of President Obama’s new health care law, Rivkin is currently involved in several high profile cases, including representing former Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld in a suit brought by convicted terrorist Jose Padilla. He is also involved in the leading climate reform cases in the land. 

Rivkin is an attorney at the D.C. law firm Baker Hostetler, where he is a member of the firm’s litigation, international and environmental groups, and co-chairs the appellate and major motions team. He has extensive experience in constitutional, administrative and international law litigation. 

A frequent editorial writer in major publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Rivkin remains one of the leading conservative thinkers and strategists in the land, often sought out for his forward thinking vision.
 


More at: www.DavidRivkin.com

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2011 Burton Awards: 2011 Legal Writing Award Winners - Law Firm: David B. Rivkin, Jr. and Lee A. Casey of Baker Hostetler LLP, :Why the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy is Doomed"
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  • Columbia University School of Law
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