The Spitzer Case and the National Surveillance State

The Spitzer Case and the National Surveillance State

The Spitzer Case and the National Surveillance State

Slate's blog on legal issues.
March 13 2008 8:20 AM

The Spitzer Case and the National Surveillance State

The New York Times explains that federal authorities discovered former Gov. Spitzer's connections with a prostitution ring because banks made reports of suspicious financial transactions as a result of legislation passed following the 2001 terror attacks.

Jack M. Balkin is Knight professor of constitutional law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School.