TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY TWO

Watch: The Above. Something about this reminds me of Don DeLillo. In Kabul, the bustle of the city – shopping, work, conversation and play – takes place beneath a mysterious US military balloon that has hovered in the sky since 2009. Ominous yet somehow part of the landscape given its omnipresence, the balloon’s precise purpose andContinue reading “TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY TWO”

TWO HUNDRED AND ELEVEN

Thinking about surveillance and poverty today. From Michele Estrin Gilman‘s “The Class Differential in Privacy Law.” “John Castiglione argues that dignity is an equally important Fourth Amendment value as privacy. As he points out, under the reasonableness standard’s balancing test, it is almost impossible for an individual’s “abstract, indeterminate” privacy interest to outweigh the state’sContinue reading “TWO HUNDRED AND ELEVEN”