Trump nominates Prof. Aditya Bamzai to Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

The White House has announced that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Aditya Bamzai to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

If confirmed to the position, the Indian American Virginia attorney would serve for the remainder of a six-year term that will expire Jan. 29, 2020.

Bamzai is currently an associate professor of law at the University of Virginia School of Law.

There, he teaches and writes about civil procedure, administrative law, federal courts, national security law and computer crime.

He joined the University of Virginia School of Law’s faculty as an associate professor in June 2016. His work has been published and is forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal, the University of Chicago Law Review, the George Washington University Law Review and the Missouri Law Review, among other journals, according to his bio.

He has argued cases relating to the separation of powers and national security in the U.S. Supreme Court, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, D.C. Circuit and other federal courts of appeals, it said.

Before entering academia, Bamzai served as an attorney-adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice, and as an appellate attorney in both private practice and for the National Security Division of the Department of Justice.

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