Scalia: NSA spying debate may reach Supreme Court

Kellan Howell
The Washington Times

…If the issue were to come before the Supreme Court, Justice Scalia hinted he would rule that the Fourth Amendment doesn’t protect “conversations” that the government might listen to because the Fourth Amendment prohibits the government from searching your “persons, houses, papers, and effects” without a warrant, not “conversations.”

In response, one student asked whether data in a computer could be considered “effects” under the Fourth Amendment. This interpretation would then prohibit the NSA from investigating Internet communications….



The complete article is at The Washington Times.


Also at the site, Prove it: Court rules states can make voters prove citizenship.  Election commission can’t stop voter ID laws (video)

A U.S. District Court judge ruled Wednesday that Arizona and Kansas can require anyone registering to vote to prove their citizenship and the federal Election Assistance Commission cannot block them.

The ruling is a boost for states’ rights and marks a setback for President Obama and other liberals who fought stiffer voter ID checks with an argument that they reduce voter turnout…



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