Constitution

Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff between Privacy and Security

The title of this article is also the title of this piece by Daniel J. Solove and is available via SSRN. This lengthy argument highlights the argument I made in this post about the tradeoffs between safety and security. His point seems to mirror my own. Here is the abstract: “If you’ve got nothing to …

Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff between Privacy and Security Read More »

The (over)Power of the Federal Government in America

How America’s Federal Government is Taking Over “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”– Benjamin Franklin Today, the United States (federal) government enjoys unprecedented power over its individual citizens. With each new administration that enters 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., new legislation is passed that encroaches …

The (over)Power of the Federal Government in America Read More »

Important Supreme Court Decisions (2011)

The U.S. Supreme Court has made some very important decisions during this year’s session. Some of these decisions directly affect the life and possibilities of relief for those facing or serving time in federal prison. Here are three of the biggest ones. Tapia v. United States [Decision] Federal law does not allow rehabilitation to be …

Important Supreme Court Decisions (2011) Read More »

Felons in America are no Longer Citizens

American Felons Lose De Facto Citizenship What makes the difference between a citizen and non-citizen in the United States? A laundry list of arguments can be made to define what makes these differences, but at its core, the definition can be found in the U.S. Constitution. The Bill of Rights 1Text of the Bill of …

Felons in America are no Longer Citizens Read More »