1 January

Glenn Greenwald, excellent as he usually is, on the Fourth Amendment going bye-bye--though perhaps a discussion of how the War on Drugs has played a more-gradual role in this process is needed... If only those apparently lacking the literary skills needed to read complex sentences defended the Fourth Amendment to the same extent that they defend what they see in the Second Amendment...

G O P and Feinstein Join to Fulfill Obama's Demand for Renewed Warrantless Eavesdropping

Other articles that effectively summarize a great deal of information on recent civil-liberties controversies include:

David Carr's Blurred Line Between Espionage and Truth at the New York Times;

Cora Currier's Sealing Loose Lips: Charting Obama's Crackdown on Leaks at Pro Publica;

Noah Feldman's Obama Team's Al-Awlaki Memo Furthered Bush Legacy at Bloomberg;

Jesselyn Radack's The Truth About Espionage Act Prosecution Against Whistleblower John Kiriakou at Daily Kos;

[update]
Marisa Taylor and Jonathan S Landy's Obama's Crackdown Views Leaks as Aiding Enemies at McClatchy
 
and Greenwald's Finally: Hear Bradley Manning in His Own Voice.