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The Honorable James Robertson speaks at the ACLU-NCA 2014 Bill of Rights Awards Dinner

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Retired United States District Judge James Robertson gave the keynote address at the American Civil Liberties Union of the Nation's Capital's Bill of Rights Awards Dinner at The National Press Club on April 23, 2014. Robertson was a member of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA Court) from 2002 to 2005 and was chair of the Judicial Conference Committee on Information Technology from 2003 through 2005, presiding over the introduction of electronic filing in the federal courts. In Hamdan v. Rumsfeld he granted the first writ of habeas corpus to a Guantanamo detainee, shutting down his military commission trial until Congress brought commission procedures into compliance with the Geneva Conventions - a decision reversed by the court of appeals but affirmed by the Supreme Court.