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Hillary Clinton

Clinton is using Edward Snowden as a punching bag to shore up her hawkish bona fides. 

Cell phone taking a picture of President Obama

In ruling that police may not search cellphones without a warrant, the Court brought the Fourth Amendment into the twenty-first century.

US Supreme Court

But will they apply the same logic to the NSA’s massive surveillance dragnet?

Spying

Since 9/11, the government has ceaselessly violated our constitutional rights—none more so than the right to privacy.

Cheney and Friends

Since 9/11, power-hungry political leaders have eviscerated the First Amendment—and we’ve allowed them to do it.

Laura Poitras and Edward Snowden

“The first principle of any American intelligence official is not an oath to secrecy but a duty to the public, a commitment to speak truth to power.”

CIA

As Senator Feinstein has revealed, the CIA will not only stall but even spy on Congress to impede its investigation of wrongdoing.

NSA speech

The president has made a step toward better oversight, but his proposals leave the agency’s system of dragnet surveillance mostly intact.

Verizon iPhone

Updating the Fourth Amendment has been done before, to address the invention of cars, phones and GPS. It’s time to do it again.

Blogs

Federal jurist raises profound constitutional concerns, saying the agency uses “almost-Orwellian technology.”

December 16, 2013

A flood of news this weekend surrounding the NSA whistleblower includes a dubious plea for clemency and a manifesto published in Der Spiegel.

November 4, 2013

Activists want a full public accounting of the NSA’s and the FBI’s data collection programs.

October 25, 2013

Posner admits error in sustaining "a law now widely regarded as a means of voter suppression rather than fraud prevention."

October 15, 2013

The former head of the DHS needs to come clean about Secure Communities.  

October 4, 2013

Amend the Constitution so that all citizens can seek the presidency.

August 20, 2013

The agency is either looking at you or looking out for you.

August 6, 2013

In the wake of the Supreme Court's devastating decision, citizens need to litigate, vote and pass a constitutional amendment.

June 25, 2013

Acceptance may be the most painful step.

June 11, 2013

Not a molehill, but not a mountain either.

June 11, 2013