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A Fourth Amendment Sunset: The FISA 702 Program Reauthorization

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  Fourth Amendment, Intelligence, Surveillance, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By Victoria Garcia The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (“FISA”) 702 Program is an ongoing surveillance program that collects information about foreign nationals who are abroad and have connections to terrorist organizations.[1]  Currently, the 702 Program is set to expire at the end of 2017.  While Congress will likely reauthorize the 702 Program, debates about including […]

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Update Required? Analyzing the Electronic Communications Privacy Act

By   /  September 30, 2017  /  Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, Fourth Amendment, National Security Law, Right to Privacy Online, Searches & Seizures, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By Carly Nuttall Most people understand that statements shared on Twitter, status updates posted on Facebook, or photos uploaded to Instagram are not private. But what about emails, text messages, health and financial records, or photos stored in the cloud? Although most people would assume that this information is protected—both by passwords and the Fourth […]

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Idaho Court Affirms Warrantless GPS Tracking

By   /  November 11, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on Idaho Court Affirms Warrantless GPS Tracking

An Idaho Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction of Filip Danney on marijuana charges.   Mr. Danney's conviction came after police stopped his car on a return trip to Idaho from California, a trip they were tracking with the use of a GPS tracking device placed on Mr. Danney's car without a warrant.  Though Mr. […]

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Supremes Deny Cert on FISA Search Case

By   /  November 3, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

The Supreme Court has declined to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of searches and seizures performed under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

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