Alexa O'Brien

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(Researcher, Journalist, Activist)
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Alma materGeorgetown University
Interests • “National security”
• American intelligence
• Wikileaks
• Chelsea Manning

Alexa O'Brien is an American investigative researcher, journalist, analyst, and activist who focuses on intelligence and national security. She extensively documented Chelsea Manning's court-martial, and has researched and reported on topics including WikiLeaks' leak of United States diplomatic cables and Guantanamo Bay files, the war on terror, and the Arab Spring.


Legal Case

Hedges v. ObamaDaniel Ellsberg
Chris Hedges
Noam Chomsky
Jenifer Bolen
Kai Wargalla
Birgitta Jónsdóttir
Alexa O'Brien
Barack Obama
Leon Panetta
John McCain
John Boehner
Harry Reid
Eric Cantor
Nancy Pelosi
US Department of Defense
Mitch McConnell
United States of America
13 January 201228 April 2014The plaintiffs challenged the 2012 NDAA contending that indefinite detention on "suspicion of providing substantial support" to groups such as al-Qaeda and the Taliban was so vague as to allow unconstitutional, indefinite detention of civilians based on vague allegations. The Court of Appeals struck down an initial agreement, and the US Supreme Court concurred, arguing that the plaintiffs could not prove they would be affected by the law, so had no standing to contest it.
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