In an opinion piece for The Washington Post, Jeffrey Rosen describes the emergence of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito "as a stalwart defender of privacy, particularly in cases with strong free speech interests on the other side. He cares more about the government's ability to protect a range of privacy values--including dignity, anonymity and community standards of decency--than anyone else on the court." Rosen references several recent cases where Alito took a pro-privacy stand and looks ahead to "more cases this year in which Alito appears ready to favor privacy and community standards of decency over free speech"--including the challenge to a Vermont consumer privacy law being brought by pharmaceutical companies. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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