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July 2, 2018

By Jake Laperruque

Privacy After Carpenter: We Need Warrants for Real-Time Tracking and “Electronic Exhaustion”



Cell phone surveillance screen The Supreme Court’s Carpenter decision greatly expanded location privacy rights, but serious problems remain. Congress should act swiftly to enact a warrant requirement for real-time cellphone tracking and create “electronic exhaustion.”

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

June 28, 2018

By Jake Laperruque

The Carpenter Decision: A Huge Step Forward for Privacy Rights but Major Problems Remain



Police cell phones The Supreme Court's decision in Carpenter v. United States will create significant privacy protections, and lays the foundation for how the Fourth Amendment will function in the digital age. However, significant issues remain.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

June 28, 2018

By Sarah Turberville

Those 5-to-4 decisions on the Supreme Court? 9 to 0 is far more common.



SCOTUS 2017 Splits get all the attention, but consensus is the rule, and that's how it should be.

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Topics: Justice System

June 22, 2018

By Katherine Hawkins

Frequently Asked Questions: Criminal Prosecutions on the Border



CBP detention 2 Zero-tolerance prosecutions on the southwest border are undermining key constitutional protections.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Justice System

June 13, 2018

By Justin Rood

Justice Department Threatens Investigation of Investigation (of Investigation)



Rod Rosenstein Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly threatened to ask the House of Representatives’ top lawyers to investigate the House Intelligence Committee. It’s a confusing idea. Here’s why.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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