As our nation around the world struggle with the threat of terrorist attacks and violence from both foreign and domestic sources, we will be forced to engage with the ever-present tension between security and civil liberties. In a 2001 article in the Atlantic, esteemed jurist
On the night of February 3, 2015, Kevin McKnight was driving around in his pickup truck when the police stopped him. Ostensibly, they pulled him over for turning without using his turn signal, but the real reason was more complicated. The officer who pulled McKnight
Developments at Spring Valley High School
A federal civil rights investigation has been opened by the Department of Justice following the violent arrest of a student caught on video at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina.
Deputy Ben Fields, the officer seen violently pulling the student
In what has now become a seemingly cyclical pattern of new revelations regarding the extent of NSA surveillance, a new article posted on the Huffington Post describes ways the NSA is using “its troves of data to discredit and undermine individuals who the agency believes
What could be funnier than dressing as a bloodied-Trayvon Martin and a neighborhood watch captain for Halloween? Almost anything, really.
This Halloween, a photo featuring two men dressed as Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman has made its way across the internet, drawing much attention and
It is entirely appropriate that we focus on data privacy in the context of sex scandals, and this points to something crucially important for privacy activists. The combination of concern about sexual autonomy and about technologically-enabled surveillance has been a crucial driver in privacy law.
A perspective on data collection that emphasizes dignity would bring the nature of these transactions into the open . . . when this is all done secretly and without sufficient concern for the transactions that occur between parties who are all deserving of basic respect
To be sure, being stripped naked and visually inspected by strangers is a violation of basic dignity and personal privacy, especially in the absence of any suspicion of risk. Kennedy’s “balance” of privacy and security needs sure seems like more of a complete sacrifice
It is reasonably foreseeable that parents will try to use this information to pressure their children’s schools into firing certain teachers or to assign their children to particular classrooms – actions which will not serve the broader purpose of improving instruction
The day before President Obama signed a 4-year extension of three key Patriot Act provisions (New York Times), several Democratic Senators expressed concern over the Justice Department's interpretation of the Act (New York Times). During debate on the Act's reauthorization, Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat,