Writs of Assistance and National Security Letters

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Writs of Assistance and National Security Letters

One result of diluting the Tenth Amendment for the last century is a federal government which has nearly eliminated any limits which had been placed upon it. Here, we compare two examples of overreach from overly powerful central governments in the American experience.



Writs of Assistance



According to Our Country (1877) in the Public Book Shelf, writs of assistance were