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April 26, 2018

Post script on California home school bill showdown: Orwell channels James Madison

Many thanks to PLF colleague Tim Snowball for his expert and tireless coverage of yesterday’s hearing in the California Assembly Education Committee, on Riverside Assemblyman Jose Medina’s bill to subject home school families to state inspection of their homes and state review of their curriculum. Much has been made, and rightly so, of ...

January 23, 2012

Privacy 2.0: Supreme Court wrestles with techno-surveillance

Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its hotly anticipated decision in U.S. v. Jones, which raised many "Big Brother" questions about how far the government is permitted to go when using new technologies to monitor its citizens. The actual issue presented was whether a police department violated the Fourth Amendment's prohibition against w ...