My Day in Court

Who do you call when you need to interpret the Constitution? Me

Illustration by Tomasz Walenta for TIME ; Tim Sloan / Getty Images

My day in Court. Who do you call when you need to interpret the Constitution? Me

I am deeply concerned about the American legal system. On Jan. 23, in U.S. v. Antoine Jones, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito cited me as a source in a concurring opinion. Our nation's interpretation of the Fourth Amendment--which, I'm pretty sure, is so called because it's the fourth best amendment--is now partly derived from an article I wrote about Internet privacy. An article that included two references to buying my wife $180 worth of lingerie.

My TIME cover story from last March, which heretofore had been cited only by me, was called "Everything About You Is Being Tracked--Get Over It." In...

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