Sunday, August 25, 2013
From Orin Kerr at the Volokh Conspiracy:
The group might be effective in the end, as they each bring a different skill set and perspective to the problem. I imagine that Swire will be the civil libertarian, Sunstein the pragmatist interested in the facts, and Clarke the government’s guy. (I don’t know anything about Morrell beyond his resume, so I wouldn’t want to speculate how he will fit in.) We’ll have to wait and see what they produce. But I was hoping to see a larger and more diverse group, and one with some technologists who would be able to really master the technical issues. This is a smaller and less diverse group, and one with stronger ties to the Obama Administration than is helpful. Perhaps that was necessary because everyone needed to have a security clearance, which presumably they all have or recently had. But it’s not as large or diverse a group as I would like to see.