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The Resource Being watched : legal challenges to government surveillance, Jeffrey L. Vagle

Being watched : legal challenges to government surveillance, Jeffrey L. Vagle

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Being watched : legal challenges to government surveillance
Title
Being watched
Title remainder
legal challenges to government surveillance
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey L. Vagle
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A riveting history of the Supreme Court decision that set the legal precedent for citizen challenges to government surveillance. The tension between national security and civil rights is nowhere more evident than in the fight over government domestic surveillance. Governments must be able to collect information at some level, but surveillance has become increasingly controversial due to its more egregious uses and abuses, which tips the balance toward increased--and sometimes total--government control. This struggle came to forefront in the early 1970s, after decades of abuses by U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies were revealed to the public, prompting both legislation and lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of these programs. As the plaintiffs in these lawsuits discovered, however, bringing legal challenges to secret government surveillance programs in federal courts faces a formidable obstacle in the principle that limits court access only to those who have standing, meaning they can show actual or imminent injury--a significant problem when evidence of the challenged program is secret. In Being Watched, Jeffrey L. Vagle draws on the legacy of the 1972 Supreme Court decision in Laird v. Tatum to tell the fascinating and disturbing story of jurisprudence related to the issue of standing in citizen challenges to government surveillance in the United States. It examines the facts of surveillance cases and the reasoning of the courts who heard them, and considers whether the obstacle of standing to surveillance challenges in U.S. courts can ever be overcome
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YLS
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Vagle, Jeffrey L
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Electronic surveillance
  • Searches and seizures
  • Privacy, Right of
  • Locus standi
  • Electronic surveillance
  • Locus standi
  • Privacy, Right of
  • Searches and seizures
  • United States
Label
Being watched : legal challenges to government surveillance, Jeffrey L. Vagle
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Publication
Note
"Also available as an ebook"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-159) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v, 165 pages
Isbn
9781479809271
Lccn
2017010852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)975286087
Label
Being watched : legal challenges to government surveillance, Jeffrey L. Vagle
Publication
Note
"Also available as an ebook"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-159) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v, 165 pages
Isbn
9781479809271
Lccn
2017010852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)975286087

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