I’ll have a piece out soondiscussing the controversy over revelations that the Obama Administration has been collecting data on Verizon phone calls thanks to authorization via a FISA Court. My position is that the data collecting isn’t unconstitutional because the Fourth Amendment only protects the content of phone calls and not information on the dialed numbers, length of the calls, etc.
The full piece is forthcoming, but you can get a deeper analysis of the issue through this 2007 article I published in the George Mason Law Review. I apologize for all of the footnotes, but there are a lot less than in a typical academic article. I promise.
Join Ricochet to be part of the smartest and most civil conversation on the web.
- Engage in great conversations on just about any topic on our exclusive Member Feed.
- Write your own posts and let the world know what you think.
- Interact with our contributors as well as fellow members.
- Have your voice heard by opinion-makers and political insiders.
- Attend our legendary Ricochet member meet-ups that take place all across the country and around the world.