• Health Care Reform Debate
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    Health Care Reform Debate

    Hello, thank you for being here today, for discussion slash debate on healthcare in America. We’ve got a couple great speakers today, leaders in their field. But before we get started, I want to announce a couple other events that we have coming up. On April 1st, Professor Patrick Geary will be here to discuss the separation of church and state, and on April 20, former Solicitor General of Texas, the Honorable James C. Ho will be here to discuss the pros and cons of birthright citizenship. So I hope all of you can make it for that as well. I also like to thank Andy Albertson and Michelle Pang…

  • Carpenter v. United States [SCOTUSbrief]
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    Carpenter v. United States [SCOTUSbrief]

    There were a sequence of robberies in metro Detroit, Michigan and Northern Ohio, and the police arrested some people, one of whom gave the phone number belonging to Mr. Carpenter. As it happened, when they requested the records from T-Mobile and MetroPCS, two cell phone companies, those records revealed that Mr. Carpenter was in the vicinity of the banks that had been robbed. And on that basis, they are convicted. And now, Carpenter challenges police acquisition of that evidence of those location records as a fourth amendment violation. The word “privacy” doesn’t actually appear in the Constitution. However, there are certain rights that we have that we now consider to…