Drugs, Bombs, and the Erosion of Rights

14 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2014

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Mark William Osler

University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota)

Date Written: 2013


David K. Shipler’s book The Rights of the People: How Our Search for Safety Invades Our Liberties applies a common analysis to two very different issues. The first, warrantless searches in the fight against illegal guns and drugs, largely affects minority residents in large cities, and involves strikingly intrusive physical inspections that might be considered an assault in a different context. The second, internet and telephone data-gathering for national security purposes, casts a much broader net and presents a very different type of intrusion. In this book review, Mark Osler compares these two very different problems and the societal implications they present.

Keywords: criminal law, search and seizure, warrantless searches, national security, NSA, surveillance

Suggested Citation

Osler, Mark William, Drugs, Bombs, and the Erosion of Rights (2013). 11 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 249 (2013), U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-03, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2376626

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