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The Resource More essential than ever : the Fourth Amendment in the twenty-first century, Stephen J. Schulhofer

More essential than ever : the Fourth Amendment in the twenty-first century, Stephen J. Schulhofer

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More essential than ever : the Fourth Amendment in the twenty-first century
Title
More essential than ever
Title remainder
the Fourth Amendment in the twenty-first century
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Stephen J. Schulhofer
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 weakening resolve to preserve our privacy. In this potent new volume in Oxford's Inalienable Rights series, legal expert Stephen J. Schulhofer argues that the Fourth Amendment remains, as the title says, more essential than ever. From data-mining to airport body scans, drug testing and aggressive police patrolling on the streets, privacy is under assault as never before--and we're simply getting used to it. But the trend is threatening the pillars of democracy itself, Schulhofer maintains. 'Government surveillance may not worry the average citizen who reads best-selling books, practices a widely accepted religion, and adheres to middle-of-the-road political views,' he writes. But surveillance weighs on minorities, dissenters, and unorthodox thinkers, 'chilling their freedom to read what they choose, to say what they think, and to associate with others who are like-minded.' All of us are affected, he adds. 'When unrestricted search and surveillance powers chill speech and religion, inhibit gossip and dampen creativity, they undermine politics and impoverish social life for everyone.' Schulhofer offers a rich account of the history and nuances of Fourth Amendment protections, as he examines such issues as street stops, racial profiling, electronic surveillance, data aggregation, and the demands of national security. The Fourth Amendment, he reminds us, explicitly authorizes invasions of privacy--but it requires justification and accountability, requirements that reconcile public safety with liberty.Combining a detailed knowledge of specific cases with a deep grasp of Constitutional law, More Essential than Ever offers a sophisticated and thoughtful perspective on this important debate"--Provided by publisher
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Schulhofer, Stephen J
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Inalienable rights series
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  • United States.
  • Privacy, Right of
  • Searches and seizures
  • Exclusionary rule (Evidence)
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More essential than ever : the Fourth Amendment in the twenty-first century, Stephen J. Schulhofer
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references 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
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 199 pages
Isbn
9780195392128
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011047120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)761383901
Label
More essential than ever : the Fourth Amendment in the twenty-first century, Stephen J. Schulhofer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 199 pages
Isbn
9780195392128
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011047120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)761383901

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