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Palmer Raids redux: NSA versus civil liberties

Posted 10 months, 12 days ago.

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The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen looks back at “a darker side of the American psyche,” the 1919 raids that sparked a backlash from American citizens and the courts about civil liberties.

Treason charges for Snowden would be rare, challenging

Posted 10 months, 12 days ago.

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Several key U.S. senators are lobbying for treason charges against Edward Snowden, the former analyst who leaked information about government spy programs. So how rare and unusual would that be?

Privacy pileup: Panopticon, Prism, and PowerPoint

Posted 10 months, 12 days ago.

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As we work through the angles of the NSA surveillance story, here’s a look at three big “P”s at the center of the story.

Constitution Check: Will the courts put limits on the government’s electronic spying?

Posted 10 months, 12 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at why it is an exaggeration to say that the nation’s judicial branch has given the federal government’s electronic surveillance programs a constitutional pass.

The five best books about privacy

Posted 10 months, 13 days ago.

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National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen looks at the five must-read books about privacy issues that are now all too contemporary.