Updating Our Rights With The Internet

Arguing the Necessity of a Fundamental Right to Internet Access

  • Joshua Rotenberg Brandeis University
Keywords: Fundamental rights, Internet


Fundamental rights are essential to the functions of our democracy. A right is declared fundamental when the government must pass a strict scrutiny test in order to infringe upon it. This article is in support of a fundamental right to internet access given how essential the internet has become in the last decade, particularly post-pandemic. Under this right, the United States government would need to go to great lengths to remove internet access from a citizen.

Author Biography

Joshua Rotenberg, Brandeis University

Undergraduate at Brandeis University, Class of 2023

Brandeis University Law Journal Spring 2021 Cover