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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 29, 2018

By Mia Steinle

ICE Detention Center Inspections Repeatedly Fall Short



Otay detention center ICE inspections of detention centers are ineffective and infrequent, and “certain deficiencies remain unaddressed for years.”

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

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 27, 2018

By Bonnie Goldstein

Paper Cuts: How Can I Contact My Daughter?



Paper Cuts collage of a person writing next to a polaroid of a child As the government tries to undo the damage from its zero tolerance policy, parents in custody wait and wonder how to contact their kids.

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Topics: Government Accountability, 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

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