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David K. Shipler

Author Bios

David K. Shipler

David K. Shipler’s latest books are two companion volumes on civil liberties, The Rights of the People: How Our Search for Safety Invades Our Liberties and Rights at Risk: The Limits of Liberty in Modern America. He writes online at the Shipler Report (shiplerreport.blogspot.com).


News and Features

Public knowledge and legal opinion have yet to catch up to the massive state spying enabled by new technologies.

There are many measures the president could take to restore civil liberties—if he wanted to.

The Obama administration may not employ lawyers advocating for extreme abrogations of constitutional protections, but it frequently ends up acquiescing to the political right.