Virtual Lecture Series: The Fourth Amendment and Modern Technology

Virtual Lecture Series: The Fourth Amendment and Modern Technology


Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 6:30pm



The Fourth Amendment and Modern Technology: Applying an 18th Century Constitutional Provision to Criminal Investigations Involving 21st Century Devices
Behzad Mirhashem - Associate Professor of Law, Director of the Criminal Practice Clinic

The Fourth Amendment restricts the police’s ability to conduct searches.  But what, exactly, is a Fourth Amendment “search?” We will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s approach to this issue in the context of the use by the police of technologies ranging from thermal imagers directed at houses to probe for signs of a marijuana growing operation to GPS devices attached to cars to track their movement unbeknownst to the drivers. 

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