Alan Charles Raul is a a lawyer in Washington, and was vice chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board from 2006 to 2008. He wrote an OpEd in the Washington Post that begins:
Assuming the executive branch is still fighting terrorists as fiercely as necessary to protect Americans, the need for oversight on privacy and civil liberties remains as vital as it was immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks. Nonetheless, President Obama and Congress appear to have dropped the ball.
Read the full commentary here.