Tag Archives: Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution

Ending Stop-and-Frisk, Keeping the Racism

By Mychal Denzel Smith On Monday, US district court judge Shira Scheindlin dealt a serious, but non-lethal blow to the New York City police policy known as “stop-and-frisk.” After weeks of testimony and evidence presented in the case of Floyd v. City … Continue reading

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Thurgood Marshall’s Prescient Warning: Don’t Gut the 4th Amendment

By Conor Friedersdorf In a story on the secret body of law being created by the FISA court, The New York Times reports that “in one of the court’s most important decisions, the judges have expanded the use in terrorism cases … Continue reading

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NSA surveillance may be legal — but it’s unconstitutional

By Laura K. Donohue The National Security Agency’s recently revealed surveillance programs undermine the purpose of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which was established to prevent this kind of overreach. They violate the Fourth Amendment’s guarantee against unreasonable search and … Continue reading

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