David Balto reports:
The unique American right to privacy – the Constitutional right to be “secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects” birthed as a direct response to the British crown’s unfettered “general warrant” rights to search colonial homes is so fundamental today that nary a politician will seek to question it. The same can be said for our First Amendment’s freedom of speech and the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection.
This is what makes so amazing how the FCC might be thumbing its nose at all three core principles in its latest “privacy rulemaking.” And the noting of this came in a major broadside delivered by the most revered constitutional scholar of the day – Harvard Law School’s Laurence Tribe.
Read more on The Hill.