Stewart Baker

Mr. Baker, a partner in the law firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP, was assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009. He is also the author of a forthcoming book on technology and terrorism.

Mr. Baker, a partner in the law firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP, was assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009. He is also the author of a forthcoming book on technology and terrorism.

No More Color-coded Terror Alerts

This is a good change. The color-coded system probably had value at the start, when there were many reports of “chatter” about this or that attack and it was hard ...

The Political Sheriff

Let’s conduct a thought experiment.  Suppose Sheriff Dupnik had gone to the podium Saturday and said, “You know, hundreds of thousands of people violate the law in this county every ...

Re: The Arizona Injunction

The decision in U.S. v. Arizona finds several provisions of Arizona law preempted, mainly on the ground that they interfere with federal policy. It’s hard to be too critical of ...