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Opinion: Voice for Privacy on the Supreme Court

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

March 7, 2011

In an opinion piece for The Washington Post, Jeffrey Rosen describes the emergence of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito "as a stalwart defender of privacy, particularly in cases with strong free speech interests on the other side. He cares more about the government's ability to protect a range of privacy values--including dignity, anonymity and community standards of decency--than anyone else on the court." Rosen references several recent cases where Alito took a pro-privacy stand and looks ahead to "more cases this year in which Alito appears ready to favor privacy and community standards of decency over free speech"--including the challenge to a Vermont consumer privacy law being brought by pharmaceutical companies. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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