Surveillance and The Fourth Amendment, part 1

About Our Guest

John W. Whitehead is an attorney and author who has written, debated and practiced widely in the area of constitutional law and human rights. His concern for the persecuted and oppressed led him, in 1982, to establish The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties and human rights organization whose international headquarters are located in Charlottesville, Virginia.

He serves as the Institute’s president and spokesperson, in addition to writing a weekly commentary that is posted on The Rutherford Institute’s website (, as well being distributed to several hundred newspapers, and hosting a national public service radio campaign. His aggressive, pioneering approach to civil liberties issues has earned him numerous accolades, including the Hungarian Medal of Freedom.

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Program Transcript

Jan Paynter: Hello. I’m Jan Paynter and I want to welcome you once again to our program Politics Matters. We are very pleased to welcome as our guest today John Whitehead to discuss his new book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State. Welcome back, John.

John Whitehead: Hey, it’s an honor to be here.

Jan Paynter: John W. Whitehead is an author and attorney with long experience in the areas of human rights and constitutional law having received a BA from the University of Arkansas in 1969 and a JD from the University of Arkansas’s School of Law in 1974.

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