Tag Archives | 4th
by John Whitehead: “The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official. The framers would be appalled.”—Herman Schwartz, The […]
Last night’s GOP debate was more like a reality TV program than a serious look at the issues. So much posturing. But when candidates did make their points is when it got really alarming.
Many Americans do not know what their constitutional freedoms are or why they were established in the first place. The freedoms Americans have are rare and fragile. They were put in place to protect people and ensure our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Professor James Otteson explains the importance of the […]
By Orin Kerr: In Florida v. Jardines, 133 S.Ct. 1409 (2013), the Supreme Court indicated that a police officer’s right to walk up to a front door of a person’s home is subject to an implied license based on existing social norms. Going on to the property and approaching the front door is a physical […]