By Melancton Smith | Thursday June 17, 2010 at 4:25 PM PST | 2 Comments
Today, the Court decided Ontario v. Quon. At issue was the right of the City of Ontario to read text messages sent by its employee’s on City-issued pagers. In a nutshell, the City issued employees pagers, noticed that the number of messages sent exceeded the plan (although the employees personally paid for overages), and thus...
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Tags: 4th Amendment, BlackBerry, City of Ontario, Civil Liberties, Constitution, e-mail surveillance, government-issued phone, Ontario v. Quon, Privacy, Surveillance, Technology, warrantless search
By Anthony Gregory | at 9:40 AM PST | 3 Comments
David, Stewart’s bit was indeed insightful and encouraging, one of the best he’s done in a while, and I found it very funny and compelling. All your points are well taken. But I must nitpick Stewart’s comparison of Obama to Frodo. It was hilarious, but it seems to be a bit too charitable. While...
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Tags: American History, Civil Liberties, Civil Society, Criminal Justice, Economics, Imperialism, Liberty, Natural Law, Personal Liberty, Philosophy, Socialism, The State, Utilitarianism, War