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More essential than ever : the Fourth Amendment in the twenty-first century

More essential than ever : the Fourth Amendment in the twenty-first century

Author: Stephen J Schulhofer
Publisher: Oxford, U.K. ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"When the states ratified the Bill of Rights in the eighteenth century, the Fourth Amendment seemed straightforward. It requires that government respect the right of citizens to be 'secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.' Of course, 'papers and effects' are now digital and thus more vulnerable to government spying. But the biggest threat may be our own  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J Schulhofer
ISBN: 9780195392128 0195392124
OCLC Number: 818430201
Description: xi, 199 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Our Fourth Amendment tradition --
Searches and arrests --
Policing public spaces --
The administrative state --
Wiretapping, eavesdropping, and the the information age --
The national security challenge --
The Fourth Amendment today : misunderstood but indispensable.
Responsibility: by Stephen J. Schulhofer.


In this book, Stephen Shulhofer explores the changes wrought by the new surveillance regime through the lens of the Fourth Amendment's meaning and history. companies and the state use to scrutinize  Read more...


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"This book is a gem-an astonishingly concise education in Fourth Amendment issues without shortcuts. Stephen Schulhofer's simple, clear, engaging prose, his extraordinary insight, and his great good Read more...

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