Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Constitution-Free Zone of the United States [Map]



Using data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, the ACLU has determined that nearly 2/3 of the entire US population (197.4 million people) live within 100 miles of the US land and coastal borders.

The government is assuming extraordinary powers to stop and search individuals within this zone. This is not just about the border: This " Constitution-Free Zone" includes most of the nation's largest metropolitan areas.

We urge you to call on Congress to hold hearings on and pass legislation to end these egregious violations of Americans' civil rights.

LEARN MORE > ACLU Press Release -->
> Fact Sheet on Border "Constitution-free Zone"
> Border Security Technologies> Remarks of Craig Johnson
> Constitution-Free Zone: The Numbers

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