March 5, 2019 |

Ramzi Kassem is a Professor of Law at the City University of New York, where he founded and co-directs CLEAR. His writing, teaching, and clinical legal practice grapple with the expressions and excesses of the sprawling U.S. security state. From 2022 to 2024, Professor Kassem served as a Senior Policy Advisor at the White House. He has argued constitutional, criminal, and national security cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, in the federal courts of appeals (including en banc) and district courts, at the Military Commission at Guantànamo Bay, and in immigration courts. Professor Kassem is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a Freedom Scholar.

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