I see a lot of instances of what I view as government overstepping. Many people seem to view "big government" only as taxes, sometimes as overregulation (only of corporations, of course), and sometimes as too much spending. Personally, I think other forms of government overreach are far more onerous -- the types that truly infringe on people's rights. I'm going to start mentioning these here, in case they interest anybody else. What got me thinking about it yesterday was an article in the Journal about a case that went before the Supreme Court last month, re. whether blanket policies of strip-searching all suspects at jails are constitutional. This didn't get much press that I'm aware of, but to me, strip-searching somebody arrested for a minor charge clearly oversteps what is appropriate. Examples mentioned in the article (which also focuses on a divide b/t 2 attorneys re. how they should be handled) were a man arrested in NJ b/c he supposedly hadn't paid an old fine (he was jailed for 6 days and strip-searched twice, despite actually having paid that fine) and a nun who was strip-searched in SF after being arrested at a peace demonstration. The SC is expected to rule sometime before July.