May 21

If Facebook hosted a constitutional convention

Posted 1 year, 11 months ago.


Is Facebook bigger than the Constitution? In some ways, the social network already is, but it may not be big enough to host a constitutional convention.

Apr 18

Social media and the 2012 election

Posted 2 years, 0 months ago.


This year, technology and social media sites, most visibly Facebook and Twitter, continue to have a dramatic impact on the political world.

Mar 16

The Constitution This Week: Voter ID laws, Facebook, and contraception

Posted 2 years, 1 month ago.


News headlines, politicians, and hot-button issues come and go, but one 225-year-old document continues to emerge in our conversations about our nation’s most important questions and challenges: the Constitution. The Constitution is a big buzzword for Election 2012, and more than ever, citizens, pundits, and politicians are turning to the Constitution for answers–and sometimes ammunition,… [Continue Reading]

Jan 25

U.S. v. Jones was a landmark digital privacy decision—but what about privacy in 2025?

Posted 2 years, 2 months ago.


The Supreme Court’s decision this week in U.S. v. Jones is the most important privacy development of the Roberts era.

Jan 12

The evolving Constitution: How Facebook, Google and Twitter cause problems for the right to a fair trial

Posted 2 years, 3 months ago.


Before Facebook, Twitter and Google, it was pretty easy to keep jurors in line…But now with a quick search on a smartphone—or a peek at a defendant’s Facebook page—jurors are routinely breaching the right to a fair trial, and courts, lawyers, and legislatures are trying to figure out what to do about it.