Judge's Privacy Putdown Lends Credence To Gov't Snooping

Law360, New York (April 30, 2013, 9:56 PM EDT) -- Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner made waves Sunday when he said U.S. citizens overvalue privacy and should accept surveillance technology like the kind used to identify the alleged Boston Marathon bombers, but attorneys say his arguments are overly simplistic and could be used to justify government spying on everything from personal computers to corporate email.

In an op-ed piece for the New York Daily News titled “Privacy Is Overrated,” Judge Posner endorsed New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's recent call for the country to place national...
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