The Internet's War of the Roses

Wednesday, 29 March 2006, 1:27 PM EST

In a little-noticed decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that when one tenant objects to police searching a house, and the other tenant consents, the police must nonetheless get a warrant. This result suggests that rumors of the Fourth Amendment's demise have been exaggerated.

Equally important, an analysis of the case offers hope that we may have a similar constitutional right to privacy in our electronic data -- at a time when the government is more determined than ever to have access to it without a warrant.

At Wired.

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