On January 27, 1975, Senator Frank Church led a new Senate committee formed to investigate allegations of U.S. government spying on its own citizens. The committee’s report laid the groundwork for today’s controversy over NSA surveillance programs.
The Constitution faced a major test on this day in 1920 when raids ordered by Attorney General Mitchell Palmer saw thousands of people detained without warrants.
On December 18, 1967, the Supreme Court ruled in Katz v. United States, expanding the Fourth Amendment protection against “unreasonable searches and seizures” to cover electronic wiretaps.
A dispute about a dog that bit a cat is now at Iowa’s Supreme Court and it addresses an important question about how municipalities can regulate dog breeds deemed as dangerous.
Coming up in October, the Supreme Court starts a new term and hears new cases. Here’s a quick look at three cases the Justices will consider during their first week of arguments.
A Ninth Circuit appeals court ruling may bring a question back to the Supreme Court about the ability to sue border agents at the United States-Mexico border for fatal shootings.
Voicing computer-age worry about Americans’ privacy when they use their telephones, a sharply split Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the locations where people make or answer calls are protected by the Constitution.
On June 10, 1968, the Court ruled that a police officer may stop and search a citizen on the street if the officer has "reasonable suspicion" that the citizen is armed or involved in a crime.
Today marks the 90th anniversary of the landmark Olmstead v. United States wiretapping case decided by the Supreme Court, which had a far-reaching impact still felt today.
A unanimous Supreme Court said on Monday that Pennsylvania state troopers violated the Fourth Amendment during a traffic stop after citing a car’s driver lost constitutional protections because his name wasn’t on a rental agreement.