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Rethinking Privacy: Fourth Amendment “Papers” and the Third-Party Doctrine

As the field of privacy and digital surveillance grows increasingly chaotic, Michael Price proposes a compelling supplement to the third-party doctrine. Eschewing the popular position that our privacy clashes are generational, Price instead reviews the history of Fourth Amendment jurisprudence to identify missteps in doctrine that have led us to the current impossible position. Along […]

United States v. Payen (S.D.N.Y. Sep. 7, 2011)

* United States v. Payen (S.D.N.Y. Sep. 7, 2011) (25 year sentence in NY terror plot)   From the press release:   NEW YORK – Laguerre Payen was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for plotting to bomb synagogues in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, N.Y., and to use Stinger surface-to-air guided missiles […]

United States v. Akhtar (D. Maryland Sep. 9, 2011)

–_008_51F6B3FDE3C5964BB99ECB81E17EB73904CDD9CE50EXCHMAILausti_ Content-Type: multipart/related; boundary=”_007_51F6B3FDE3C5964BB99ECB81E17EB73904CDD9CE50EXCHMAILausti_”; type=”multipart/alternative” –_007_51F6B3FDE3C5964BB99ECB81E17EB73904CDD9CE50EXCHMAILausti_ Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=”_000_51F6B3FDE3C5964BB99ECB81E17EB73904CDD9CE50EXCHMAILausti_” –_000_51F6B3FDE3C5964BB99ECB81E17EB73904CDD9CE50EXCHMAILausti_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”us-ascii” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable * United States v. Akhtar (D. Maryland Sep. 9, 2011) Another guilty plea (see attached agreement), this time in a case involving= a Pakistani national (who is a lawful permanent resident in the US) who co= nspired to unlawfully export […]

United States v. Irfan Ul Haq, et al. (D.D.C. Sep. 12, 2011)

* United States v. Irfan Ul Haq, et al. (D.D.C. Sep. 12, 2011)   An interesting case.  The three defendants (all citizens of Pakistan) ran a human smuggling operation in Ecuador, and agreed to smuggle a man whom they believed was a member of the Pakistani Taliban from Pakistan into the United States.  They have […]

upcoming events: The HLS-Brookings Project on Law and

Sigh….the listserv software did not like my use of HTML text in the first attempt to announce this event.  I hope this goes better:   * upcoming events: The HLS-Brookings Project on Law and Security, "Law, Security, & Liberty after 9/11" (Harvard, Friday and Saturday this week) (co-sponsored by the Harvard National Security Journal)   […]