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Press and Precedent: Media Coverage of the Supreme Court’s GPS Case

by Matthew L. Schafer On January 23, 2012, the Supreme Court addressed for the first time whether the attaching of a GPS device to a citizen’s car and its subsequent use constituted a search.  The Court held that it did. “We … Continue reading

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What the Supreme Court’s GPS Case Actually Says

It is fair to conclude that the Court’s ruling in Jones was not as broad as many suggested.  On the other hand, it was not as narrow as others suggested.  If anything Scalia took the middle ground, and likely got to five … Continue reading

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Texting and Driving Is More Dangerous than You Think: Cellphone Searches and the Law

“Cell phone and text message communications are so pervasive that some persons may consider them to be essential means or necessary instruments for self-expression, even self-identification. That might strengthen the case for an expectation of privacy.” – Justice Kennedy, City … Continue reading

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