Letter to Boozman: In Defense of E-mail Privacy

Sent November 3rd, 2009.

Judge Michael Mosman wrote in a decision for the United States District Court (District of Oregon) that e-mails do not deserve 4th Amendments protections.


I don’t like this. My e-mails are in my mind just like letters in the mail or private conversations on the phone. Can’t we have legislation to overrule this ridiculous court decision?
Do you feel that the fourth amendment doesn’t apply in these cases? Does my privacy and the privacy of millions of Americans stop once we type on a keyboard but not on paper?

James Alan Pilant, J.D.