The most important words in the 14th Amendment of 1868 – maybe in the entire Constitution – say no state shall “deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law, nor deny any person…the equal protection of the laws.” These promises of liberty, due process and equality eventually remade the country, remade the Constitution and by the 1960s, … [Read more...] about Is there a right to privacy in the Constitution?
The constitutional promise that the U.S. Supreme Court is about to reinterpret and restrict in its abortion decision is the deepest well of individual freedom, autonomy and privacy in the Constitution. It doesn’t just protect women. It protects everyone. For that reason, the leaked draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito raises questions about whether that well of freedom - … [Read more...] about News Analysis: Liberty, privacy and women’s equality at stake in abortion decision