When crime rates began rising in the 1960’s and too many Americans felt unsafe walking in their neighborhoods, the idea of putting more people in prison — and keeping them there longer — made sense. For the next three decades, our nation did just that, as public unease propelled lawmakers to promote longer sentences, curbs on parole and […]Full Story»
The recent controversy concerning alleged “unconstitutional” National Security Agency (NSA) collection of vast telephone “metadata”—records already collected by private sector telecommunications companies that identify what phone numbers were connected with what other phone numbers along with when the calls occurred and how long they lasted—has sadly been driven by misinformation, misunderstanding, and ignorance of both […]
By Dr. David Schnare, PhD (Publisher’s Note: Dr. Schnare is the lead attorney in the UVA-Mann email case.) Recently, Nature Magazine published an editorial suggesting that “access to personal correspondence is a freedom too far” and that Michael Mann, whom they favorably compare to Galileo, should have his emails, written and received while he was […]
The search warrant served on the JMU Breeze in the aftermath of JMU’s riot violated the the Federal Privacy Protection Act.
More in this category
- Memo to the General Assembly: Tell Them You Mean Business!!
- Separation of Powers and the Rise of the Judiciary
- A New Approach to Criminal Justice Reform
- Expanding a Broken System: Death Penalty Policy in Virginia