One of the core principles enshrined in the Fourth Amendment is a prohibition on general searches — meaning, the government cannot simply go fishing for a wide range of information in the … Continue reading A Sweeping Search Warrant Targets Anti-Trump Website in Clear Threat to the Constitution
In the wake of James Comey’s declaration that there’s no privacy in America and more WikiLeaks disclosures, do the law and technology prove him right? Not according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s executive director, Cindy Cohn. “The freedom to have a private conversation – free from the worry that a hostile government, … Continue reading With the latest WikiLeaks revelations about the CIA – is privacy really dead?
The case highlights just how powerful border agents purport to be.“My rights as a journalist or US citizen do not apply at the border, as explained above, since legislation was quietly passed … Continue reading WSJ Reporter: Homeland Security Tried to Take My Phones at the Border
In a dangerously flawed decision unsealed today, a federal district court in Virginia ruled that a criminal defendant has no “reasonable expectation of privacy” in his personal computer, located inside his home. … Continue reading Federal Court: The Fourth Amendment Does Not Protect Your Home Computer
The Supreme Court just made it still easier for the police to stop and search people without any suspicion of wrongdoing.In a powerful dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor took apart that specious reasoning. … Continue reading Another Hit to the Fourth Amendment
Phil’s got a gun! Perhaps it’s true, Elephants ARE afraid of mice! Continue reading Political Mammals Ep. 3 – The Right to Bear Arms!