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The cry of “we the people” is a simple one: Leave us alone!

February 23, 2012 By Todd Brewster

What so many opponents of the Affordable Care Act find offensive is the idea that you have to do something because the government tells you that you have to when freedom to so many Americans has traditionally been understood to mean being left to our own devices.

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.

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.”

Should Congress pass a law preventing smartphone data from being used by private companies? [VIDEO]

May 18, 2011 By Stefan Frank

Apple and Google were in the congressional hot seat last week over the issue of mobile phone privacy.

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