E.O. 12333: End-Running the Fourth Amendment

By: Monday September 22, 2014 7:43 am

Historians of the Constitutional Era of the United States (1789-2001, RIP) will recall the Fourth Amendmentto the Constitution, the one that used to protect Americans against unreasonable and unwarranted searches. The Supreme Court had generally held that searches required a warrant. That warrant could be issued only after law enforcement showed they had “probable cause.” [...]

Obama’s Cybersecurity Executive Order Appears to Pose Little Risk to Citizens’ Privacy—For Now

By: Wednesday February 13, 2013 11:16 am

President Barack Obama signed a major cybersecurity executive order hours before he delivered his State of the Union address. The order was highlighted in his address as he spoke about the current threat he believes the government faces from cyber-attacks. …We know hackers steal people’s identities and infiltrate private e-mail. We know foreign countries and [...]

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