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Thoughts: Populism in America

Populism in America: What it is and its impacts on US Governance *Based on my paper written in January 2017 & updated September 2017 Table of Contents Introduction Specific Aims Background What is Populism? (Jan-Werner Mueller)        1) Mueller’s Four … Continue reading

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Part 1 – The 5th Amendment & Artificial Intelligence

Can your digital-self testify against or incriminate your physical self? Another problem on the near horizon as it relates to our freedoms and natural rights is the relationship between cloud-based systems that leverage artificial intelligence concepts and our 5th amendment … Continue reading

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Part 1 – A New and More Secure Digital Age & The Future of U.S. Cyber Strategy

For years I have been researching the intersection of technology and politics. One recent thought provoking book is “The New Digital Age” by the Executive Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, and Jared Cohen, Director of Google Ideas, its internal Think … Continue reading

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Part 1 – Conclusion & What’s Next?

Liberty is the souls right to breath. Technology innovations will always surpass the ability of governance systems to legislate against unintended consequences. When Governments do legislate, terrorism may sometimes be necessary, however a heavily restricted condition for capturing an expansive … Continue reading

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Part 1 – U.S. National Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment

It is reasonable to think that when James Otis was arguing against Writs of Assistance, he was arguing not only for the protection of private property, but also the information owned by the residences within that property. In essence the … Continue reading

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Part 1 – Dynamic Incorporation – Fourth Amendment Method of Interpretation

Among the numerous potential sources of legal content for the Fourth Amendment, one in particular has firm roots in the Amendment’s jurisprudence yet has been subject to very little scholarly analysis. That source is state law.(220) History of State Law … Continue reading

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Part 1 – Originalism – Fourth Amendment Method of Interpretation

A new approach to the Fourth Amendment has recently sprouted in Supreme Court jurisprudence.(212) Perhaps reacting to the flexible and judge-centered social norms model, the more conservative Justices have attempted to develop a method that restrains judicial discretion and provides … Continue reading

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