There are many cases on the U.S. Supreme Court docket to watch, from the highly publicized Fourth Amendment GPS tracking case in United States v. Jones, to indecency in FCC v. Fox Television, to a prisoner strip search case, Florence v. Board of Freeholders. Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams join Attorney Amy Howe, editor of SCOTUSblog.com and Wilson R. Huhn , a C. Blake McDowell, Jr., Professor and a Constitutional Law Research Fellow at The University of Akron School of Law, to spotlight the biggest cases of the upcoming term, the Justices and which cases will get the most attention.
As smartphones and GPS devices become increasingly sophisticated, your every move can be tracked and your every communication read by law enforcement. On the July edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks with consultant Joshua Engel, the “Fourth Amendment Guru” of the EDD Update blog, about privacy issues, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement that it will hear a controversial case involving police planting a GPS device on the car of a suspected criminal.
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The debate over digital privacy is making big headlines with a recent controversy surrounding iPhone/iPad location tracking. Attorney and co-host J. Craig Williams welcome Joshua A. Engel, Vice President and General Counsel for the Lycurgus Group and author of the Stockycat blog and Jeff Hermes, Associate Director of the Digital Media Law Project and a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, to discuss the controversy. Joshua and Jeff look at privacy, legal concerns with the collection and storage of information and current litigation.
In the US vs. Pineda-Moreno decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that Law enforcement agents can legally place a GPS device on an individual’s car without their knowledge and without a warrant from a judge. Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams, welcome Orin S. Kerr, contributing blogger to the Volokh Conspiracy and Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School, to discuss the legality of GPS tracking in light of the Fourth Amendment, privacy rights, the role of technology and the possibility that this case and others like it will reach the Supreme Court.