Electronic Violations? The Evolution of Search and Seizure

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Salomon 101
Michael Dreeben and Jeffrey Rosen

With ever evolving technology, law enforcement officials employ investigative tools that were beyond the wildest dreams of the founding fathers. Consequently, many Americans are beginning to inquire what does the 4th Amendment’s guarantee against “unreasonable searches and seizure” mean in light of the technological advances in investigative technology? Where does the Supreme Court stand in light of the U.S. v. Jones case on GPS transponders and the Florence v. Board of Elected Freeholders case regarding the legality of strip searches? 


Sponsored by: Office of the Provost and the Political Theory Project at Brown University. With support from the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation and the Jack Miller Center.


Photos by Scott Kinglsey

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