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Libertarians Debate Civil Liberties After the Boston Bombings

The Cato Institute is currently playing host to an important libertarian debate over civil liberties and the law enforcement response to the Boston Marathon bombings. The starting point was a recent essay at the Hoover Institution’s Defining Ideas journal by libertarian New York University law professor Richard Epstein, who argued, “given the stakes, law enforcement officials should follow all leads, even if that means more surveillance and ethnic profiling.
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