The Right to Privacy

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1997-02-04
  • Publisher: Vintage

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Can the police strip-search a woman who has been arrested for a minor traffic violation? Can a magazine publish an embarrassing photo of you without your permission? Does your boss have the right to read your email? Can a company monitor its employees' off-the-job lifestyles--and fire those who drink, smoke, or live with a partner of the same sex? Although the word privacy does not appear in the Constitution, most of us believe that we have an inalienable right to be left alone. Yet in arenas that range from the battlefield of abortion to the information highway, privacy is under siege. In this eye-opening and sometimes hair-raising book, Alderman and Kennedy survey hundreds of recent cases in which ordinary citizens have come up against the intrusions of government, businesses, the news media, and their own neighbors. At once shocking and instructive, up-to-date and rich in historical perspective,The Right to Privateis an invaluable guide to one of the most charged issues of our time. "Anyone hoping to understand the sometimes precarious state of privacy in modern America should start by reading this book."--Washington Post Book World "Skillfully weaves together unfamiliar, dramatic case histories...a book with impressive breadth."--Time

Table of Contents

Authors' Note
Joan W. v. City of Chicago: The Strip Search Casesp. 3
People of New York v. Hollman: The Drug Interdiction Casesp. 31
New Jersey v. T.L.O.: The School Search Casesp. 36
From Griswold to Casey: The Contraception and Abortion Casesp. 55
Davis v. Davis: The Frozen Embryos Casep. 71
In re A.C.: The Forced Cesarean Casep. 95
Quill v. Koppell: The Right-to-Die Casesp. 127
Doe v. City of New York: The Other Constitutional Right to Privacyp. 140
The Right to Be Let Alonep. 154
Hall v. Post: The Case of an Adoption Revealed (Private Facts)p. 158
Miller v. NBC: The Case of the Televised Death (Intrusion)p. 176
Braun v. Flynt: The Case of the Swimming Pig (False Light)p. 191
Arrington v. The New York Times Company: The Case of the Cover Photo (Appropriation)p. 209
Cooper v. Anderson: The Sex Tape Casep. 227
McCall v. The Sherwood Inn: The Peephole Casesp. 249
Soroka v. Dayton Hudson Corp.: Psychological Testingp. 277
Shahar v. Bowers: Lifestyle Monitoringp. 294
Shoars v. Epson America, Inc.: High-Tech Monitoringp. 310
Afterword to the Vintage Editionp. 335
An Updatep. 339
Notesp. 343
Bibliographyp. 399
Indexp. 401
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