09 Nov 2011

Supreme Court hears GPS tracking case

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in US v. Jones, a case regarding police use of GPS tracking devices in criminal investigations. The case has dire Fourth Amendment implications. In its decision, the Supreme Court will settle differences between rulings of two federal appeals courts. In one case, US v. Jones,

11 Sep 2011

The greatest casualty of 9/11: The America we knew

Reflections on the 9/11 attacks are important and moving. But most overlook the enduring legacy of the attacks, in the form of the vastly greater damage done to American principles over the past decade. Whether in the context of surveillance, torture, or the congressional cowardice that has enabled them, our

23 May 2011

Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire: Why the FBI Needs New Leadership

The last ten years have witnessed an assault on the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans, led largely by the FBI. Appointed mere days before the 9/11 attacks, Director Robert S. Mueller III has guided the bureau through the resurrection of many long discredited practices from its COINTELPRO era. Yet, the