Hour 1 - 3
Before joining BORDC in 2009, Shahid directed a national program to combat racial and religious profiling, after serving for three years as associate director of the American Constitution Society for Law & Policy. He previously pursued public interest litigation (advancing marriage equality for same sex couples and campaign finance reform) in private practice at Heller Ehrman LLP, after receiving his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2003, where he served as executive editor of the Stanford Environmental Law Journal and a teaching assistant for Constitutional Law. He graduated summa cum laude from Loyola University Chicago with a BA in political science and creative writing in 2000, ten years after beginning college at the University of Chicago and after a six-year career in financial services to pay for school.
Shahid’s comments have been featured by news outlets including The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, CNN, al-Jazeera, FOX News, Agence-France Presse, Huffington Post, Truthout, Democracy Now!, and many others, including dozens of radio stations around the country. He frequently addresses public audiences, such as elected bodies, colleges, and law schools, including Stanford, UC-Berkeley, UCLA, the University of Chicago, the University of Texas at Austin, and Georgetown.
In addition to his work leading BORDC, Shahid also serves on the advisory bodies of the Rights Working Group, the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms, the National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights, and South Asian Americans Leading Together.
Shahid also supports populist constitutionalism as a independent columnist (writing for outlets including Huffington Post and Truthout, as well as the People’s Blog for the Constitution) community organizer, and hip-hop and electronica MC. In his creative capacities as a poet and musician, Shahid has performed around the world, co-founded several grassroots art and culture groups around the country, facilitated workshops for young people and emerging artists, and released his debut CD, Get Outta Your Chair, in 2008. Shahid’s music, many of his articles, and an expanded bio are available at his website.
Program Date: 2013-06-06
Karen Hudes (World Bank Whistleblower) comes on to talk about the corruption in the World Bank - Shahid Buttar (Bill Of Rights Defense Committee) on the rule of law in America - Kathy Inman (State Director of NORML in AZ) provides an update on marijuana laws in the state/country
Program Date: 2013-05-28
Shahid Buttar (Executive Director - Bill of Rights Defense Committee) on the rule of law in America: Does it exist anymore? - Andrew Henderson (publisher of The Nomad Capitalist and host of The Nomad Capitalist Report) on global economic freedom
Program Date: 2013-01-17
Michael W. Deen (FreedomFeens.Com) on Obama's gun grabbing executive orders - Shahid Buttar (Executive Director Bill of Rights Defense Committee) on the "Unconstitutional Surveillance Powers" Made Law While You Where Focusing on "Fiscal Cliff"
The Guardian: Verizon has been giving all of the company's US phone records to NSA
06-06-2013 • The Guardian
For more than a month, Verizon Wireless has regularly provided the National Security Agency with logs of every phone call that Verizon Wireless customers make in the United States, according to a new report by British publication The Guardian.