Right to Privacy Amendment
Michael Froomkin - U.Miami School of Law
froomkin at law.miami.edu
Fri Nov 18 20:28:38 PST 2005
"The right of privacy shall be preserved. The Congress shall
have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this
On Fri, 18 Nov 2005, Edward Still wrote:
> On DailyKos, Kos just asked (at
> I've long thought that Democrats could benefit from making "privacy" a plank
> of their platform. People instinctively don't like government meddling in
> their private lives, and "privacy" is a broad enough notion to encompass
> everything from reproductive freedom to the Patriot Act.
> How about starting an effort to enshrine a right to privacy in the
> Constitution? Maybe it's time to make it explicit, rather than continue the
> tedious debate over whether the Constitution really guarantees such a right.
> And if we're going to advocate such a new Amendment, what would it look like?
> What would the text look like?
> Out of the 499 I quickly scanned, I found some with actual suggestions (most
> of the comments were just blather about abortion, corporations, gay marriage,
> etc.). Too long to quote even the good ones. But what would you suggest?
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