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Mar 12

After 25 years, are we better off constitutionally with the Internet?



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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.



Mar 12

The 14th Amendment’s tortuous relationship with American Indians



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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.



Mar 12

Fourth Amendment law is at a crossroads



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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.



Mar 11

Video: Jeffrey Toobin on the “Broken Constitution”



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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.



Mar 11

Video: Julia Angwin on Privacy, Security and Freedom



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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.