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.
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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.
Is it a violation of the Constitution for a police officer to act on a misunderstanding of the law? That’s what the Supreme Court asked in its first case of the new term.
In this excerpt from a paper on the legality of the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records, UC Berkeley law professor John Yoo looks at Article II and the President’s power to conduct domestic surveillance.