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.
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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.
In this commentary, Elizabeth Wydra from the Constitutional Accountability Center looks to the Framers of the Constitution for guidance in assessing the constitutionality of NSA surveillance.