Tuesday, April 15

"Why is the press so silent on the erosion of our civil liberties?" asks the Village Voice's Nat Hentoff.
'On March 18, the Associated Press reported that at John Carroll University, in a Cleveland suburb, Justice Antonin Scalia said that "most of the rights you enjoy go way beyond what the Constitution requires" because "the Constitution just sets minimums." Accordingly, in wartime, Scalia emphasized, "the protections will be ratcheted down to the constitutional minimum." ' And of course, history teaches us that we should not expect those liberties back anytime soon.

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