Electronic Monitoring: Punishment and Liberty in the Age of GPS

 Sam,[1] who I met last summer, was a teenager on probation. He sported an electronic monitor strapped around his ankle then, and he likely still does. Sam attended court monthly and during one of those appearances, the judge looked down at Sam, over his reading...

Some thoughts on the latest NSA leak

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...

Kids, Sex, and Free Speech

Kids will be kids, but ‘sexting’ may lead to federal child pornography charges and sex offender registration for the nation’s youth.  ‘Sexting’ is a growing phenomenon among adolescents:  equipped with cell phones and teenage dreams, adolescents ‘sext’ when they take...