News Op-Ed

What Good is the Constitution in a Digital World?

The ubiquity of the digital world isn’t hard to see even for the average person. We now use the internet, digital devices and smart technologies for everything. It seems every facet of our lives involves some kind of digital tool, from the smallest interaction to the most mundane of daily tasks. We work, do business, […]


It’s Time to Shore Up Fourth Amendment Protections at the Border

Since the Fourth Amendment passed in 1791, it has contained a “border search exception.” This exempts customs officials from its normal requirement of probable cause before they conduct “routine searches” of the person, papers or effects of someone crossing the border. In the 1950s, federal regulations substantially extended this exception for the Customs and Border […]