Posts by Shahid Buttar:

Shahid Buttar, executive director, leads BORDC and the People’s Campaign for the Constitution (PCC) as we raise awareness about the impacts of national security policies on civil liberties and privacy interests. Previously Counsel to Muslim Advocates’ Program to Combat Racial & Religious Profiling, Buttar has long advocated in defense of the Constitution. A 2003 graduate of Stanford Law School, he served as Professor Lawrence Lessig’s Constitutional Law Teaching Assistant and as Executive Editor of the Stanford Environmental Law Journal. Based in Washington, DC, from 2003 to 2008, Buttar also served the American Constitution Society for Law & Policy as Associate Director for Communications & Outreach. As a musician, Shahid has performed around the world for audiences as large as 50,000. His debut CD, Get Outta Your Chair, was released in 2008 and features music from the funk, blues, hip-hop, house, drum 'n bass, and South Asian fusion traditions, including Bumpin’ in My SUV and the Baghdad Blues. A comprehensive list of Shahid’s prior publications, as well as his music, is available at his website ( His most recent political commentary is available at the Huffington Post.