Win! Landmark Seventh Circuit Decision Says Fourth Amendment Applies To Smart Meter Data

By Jamie Williams, Eff.org -

The Seventh Circuit just handed down a landmark opinion, ruling 3-0 that the Fourth Amendment protects energy-consumption data collected by smart meters. Smart meters collect energy usage data at [...]

Supreme Court Hands Down ‘Groundbreaking Victory’ For Privacy

By Jessica Corbett, Theantimedia.com -

(CD) — In a decision that digital rights advocates called “a groundbreaking victory for Americans’ privacy rights,” the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that police generally must obtain a [...]

NSA’s Spying Power Could Soon Be Extended

By Marlee Kokotovic, Nationofchange.org -

People all over the nation are joining together to pressure Congress to uphold the Fourth Amendment. The National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance powers are soon up for renewal in Congress, [...]

Liberty Act: “Fake Fix” To Controversial NSA Spying Program

By Whitney Webb, blackagendareport.com -

By Whitney Webb for Mint Press News - Ever since Edward Snowden helped reveal the true extent of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) massive spying program, U.S. politicians have attempted to [...]

The Drug Exception To The Bill Of Rights Continues

By Mark Joseph Stern, www.slate.com -

By Mark Joseph Stern for The Slate - The Supreme Court issued an extraordinarily disappointing 5–3 decision on Monday in Utah v. Strieff, a Fourth Amendment case about police searches. Yet the [...]

Bush-Era DOJ Memos Gave President Power Violate 4th Amendment

By Ellen Nakashima, www.washingtonpost.com -

The Justice Department released two decade-old memos Friday night, offering the fullest public airing to date of the Bush administration’s legal justification for the warrantless wiretapping of [...]