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If Facebook hosted a constitutional convention

May 21, 2012 By Scott Bomboy

Is Facebook bigger than the Constitution? In some ways, the social network already is, but it may not be big enough to host a constitutional convention.

Social media and the 2012 election

April 18, 2012 By Andrew Rasiej

This year, technology and social media sites, most visibly Facebook and Twitter, continue to have a dramatic impact on the political world.

U.S. v. Jones was a landmark digital privacy decision—but what about privacy in 2025?

January 24, 2012 By Jeffrey Rosen

The Supreme Court’s decision this week in U.S. v. Jones is the most important privacy development of the Roberts era.

The evolving Constitution: How Facebook, Google and Twitter cause problems for the right to a fair trial

January 12, 2012 By Lori Andrews

Before Facebook, Twitter and Google, it was pretty easy to keep jurors in line...But now with a quick search on a smartphone—or a peek at a defendant’s Facebook page—jurors are routinely breaching the right to a fair trial, and courts, lawyers, and legislatures are trying to figure out what to do about it.

A Constitution for Facebook?

January 9, 2012 By Lori Andrews

In Philadelphia 225 years ago, the U.S. Constitution was drafted. Now Pennsylvania is the site of the creation of a second Constitution as courts across the state determine what rules should govern social networks.

The Constitution in the age of Facebook: Freedom of Association

January 5, 2012 By Lori Andrews

Under the U.S. Constitution, a crucial part of the freedom of association is the right not to reveal your associations.

Constitution Check: Can copyright and the First Amendment coexist on the Internet?

December 22, 2011 By Lyle Denniston

The sometimes heated debate over how free the Internet should be was on public display in angry shouting matches at a recent meeting of the House Judiciary Committee working on drafts of the proposed “Stop Online Piracy Act.”

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