Haldane "Personal Privacy Rights" Panel Discussion 5-30-2013
This panel discussion was a collaborative effort with the Haldane School, staff and students. Our aim was to draw upon the rich experience and expertise of our appointed and elected officials, business and community leaders, on what we are calling the "scope of privacy" where we can help students going out into the world as adults make meaningful use of the question of whether or not they have a constitutional right to privacy.
The links below provide you with exceptional information on each topic below from the government archives website. To access information on each page just click on "read transcript" and you are well on your way to reading about these fascinating moments in history.
The Bill of Rights:
The Declaration of Independence: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration.html
Charters of Freedom: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/charters_of_freedom_1.html
Constitutional Speeches: http://usconstitution.com/speeches
Click on picture to go to Town of Philipstown website
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