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Acquisition and Unethical Use of Documents Removed from Iraq by New York Times Journalist Rukmini Callimachi

Letter to the New York Times concerning Rukmini Callimachi’s series “The ISIS Files” that employs nearly 16,000 documents removed from Iraq by her and her team without permission of the relevant Iraqi authorities. In addition to the complete disregard for the myriad legal, professional, ethical, and moral issues involved, including endangering individuals by the reckless publication of unredacted documents, their removal from Iraq is a violation of a number of international customary laws.

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Opposing New York’s Executive Order 157

Letter to New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo opposing Executive Order 157, a highly dangerous threat to the constitutionally protected right to free speech. This Executive Order undermines the principles of academic freedom which are so crucial to maintaining the integrity, autonomy and educational mission of New York’s public and private institutions of higher education.

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