The struggle between government surveillance and personal privacy has been hotly contested this year. The question is no longer what government is capable of but what it will limit itself to. In Ohio, police conducted 2,600 searches based on previously secret facial recognition technology.
Monday's Supreme Court decision to allow law enforcement to take DNA samples of anyone they arrest, just as they do with fingerprints. In the 5-4 decision, Justice Anthony Kennedy was the key decider -- a role he's expected to reprise in four other cases expected to be decided this month.
The days of public radio and television being a refuge from political ads may be over, at least for public broadcasters on the U.S. west coast. A court ruling there will allow public broadcasters to begin accepting political ads immediately.
The founder of the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has told a British court he will fight extradition to Sweden. Bail was refused. Assange told a court in London he would contest extradition. Clark Boyd reports.
You might think that free speech is controlled by international laws, but law professor Jeffrey Rosen says you're wrong. He says free speech ? at least, online ? is now controlled by Nicole Wong, known within the halls of Google as 'The Decider.'
As President Obama puts his mark on the Supreme Court, Republicans are cautioning against a return to a liberal court. But New York Times Magazine contributor ? and law professor ? Jeffrey Rosen says Obama is redefining the ideological debate.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the white firefighters who said they experienced discrimination. Joining The Takeaway to talk about the philosophy behind this ruling is Georgetown law professor Jeffrey Rosen.
Joining The Takeaway for a recap of yesterday's confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor and a look ahead is Jeffrey Rosen, Professor of Law at George Washington University and legal affairs editor for The New Republic.
An Italian court has ruled that three Google executives are guilty of privacy invasion over a YouTube video. Should a hosting platform be held responsible for what users post? When do attempts to uphold personal dignity impede on free speech?
Last month Google moved its search operations out of mainland China, causing noticeable diplomatic waves. Yesterday, the company revealed some of its 'foreign policy' by publishing an explanation of censorship requests from foreign governments.
A year ago, the Supreme Court decided on one of the most controversial campaign finance cases in recent history. Now, a liberal group, Common Cause, has filed a petition arguing that Justices Scalia and Thomas should be taken off campaign finance cases.