Fourth Amendment’s Interplay with Privacy in Today’s Digital World Generates Debate

This week’s post concerns a panel discussion at the 2012 Western District of Washington Annual CLE and District Meeting for Judges and Lawyers, held at the U.S. Courthouse in Seattle, Washington.  The panel discussed the Fourth Amendment and privacy issues in the digital age. 

The title of Professor Dorothy Glancy’s segment was Keeping Up with the Jones Decisions and What May Lie Beyond.  Professor Glancy teaches at Santa Clara University School of Law.  The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued its decision in U.S. v. Jones.  The justices agreed that the warrantless GPS tracking of vehicles is unconstitutional, but disagreed on why it’s unconstitutional. 

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