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Shredding the Fourth Amendment in Post-Constitutional America

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The Bill of Rights was designed to protect the people from their government. If the First Amendment’s right to speak out publicly was the people's wall of security, then the Fourth Amendment’s right to privacy was its buttress. It was once thought that the government should neither be able to stop citizens from speaking nor peer into their lives.

Obama Wrongs the Bill of Rights

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Adopted on Dec. 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights comprises the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. While praising it last week and ticking through "our most fundamental rights," President Obama failed to mention the Fourth Amendment.

Singing and Photography Can Land You in Jail

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While the NSA has been drawing international attention for its massive collection of personal data and its seemingly preternatural inability to follow its own shadowy protocols for handling the material, it’s useful to remember that our national eavesdroppers aren’t the only governmental entities running roughshod over the Bill of Rights.

Obama Housing Plans vs. Reality

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The Obama administration recently unveiled a string of proposals to help struggling homeowners and get the housing market back on its feet. Here are the latest of them, whether they are anything new and whether they stand a chance of going anywhere.

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