Patrick Toomey, an attorney for the ACLU's National Security Project will be joining us in GCASL 383 for a discussion on privacy and surveillance, the ACLU's ongoing efforts to keep the government in check, and his personal work on issues ranging from the NYPD's surveillance of Muslim communities (Raza v. City of New York) to mass surveillance by the NSA (Wikimedia v. NSA). Toomey is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School. He clerked for the Hon. Nancy Gertner, United States district judge for the District of Massachusetts, and the Hon. Barrington D. Parker, United States circuit judge for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Toomey's work at the ACLU's National Security Project focuses on issues of electronic surveillance, national security, whistle-blowing and racial profiling. Check out this article for more information about his work as well as his blog on the ACLU website.