Protections for Me, but Not for Thee

July 27, 2006

In unrelated rulings, Federal and State judges ruled this week that citizens’ need for privacy are outweighed by the government’s need to poke around in their telephone records, but that legislators’ need for privacy outweighs the need for the press to investigate the accuracy of claims regarding a legislator’s health claims. (Of course, the press doesn’t need to investigate; we all know that legislators don’t lie!)

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