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Today marks the unofficial 25th birthday of the Internet as we know it. But now the Web’s founder is asking for a “global constitution” to protect privacy rights of people in ways that weren’t even available to be violated before the Internet began.
The 14th Amendment makes all persons born or naturalized in the United States citizens, with equal protection and due process under the law. But for American Indians, the amendment immediately excluded most of them, and it took decades to make full citizenship a reality.
In this commentary, Cato’s Jim Harper says the Supreme Court needs to carefully consider how police search the contents of cellphones in two huge cases the Justices will hear in April.
Is the Constitution perfect? Well-known journalist Jeffrey Toobin talks about our current dysfunctional government, and how much of the blame lies with the Constitution’s framers.
Julia Angwin of Pro Publica discusses with the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen how the government, private companies, and even criminals use technology to indiscriminately sweep up vast amounts of our personal data.