On January 27, 1975, Senator Frank Church led a new Senate committee formed to investigate allegations of U.S. government spying on its own citizens. The committee’s report laid the groundwork for today’s controversy over NSA surveillance programs.
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You may not know who Dollree “Dolly” Mapp was, but it was her case in 1961 that opened up a new era of due process rights for American citizens.
Can a police officer call in a canine officer after you’ve received a traffic ticket, to check your car for an illegal substance? The Supreme Court will settle part of that issue in an upcoming case.
Imagine opening your mailbox to find a note that reads, “Show all mail to [supervisor] for copying prior to going out on the street.” Last year, one man did just that, leading to the discovery of secret surveillance programs for U.S. snail mail.
The award-winning debate program Intelligence Squared U.S. returned to the National Constitution Center for a no-holds barred debate on Tuesday night about phone records and the Fourth Amendment. Watch the full video here.