Recent Fourth Amendment talks

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I've given several talks in the last few weeks about recent developments in Fourth Amendment law, and how Fourth Amendment law may be changing in response to computers and new technology. Here are the details, with links to the video/audio, for interested readers.

First, I recently gave the keynote address at the Texas Tech Law Review symposium on The Fourth Amendment in the 21st Century. My topic was "What Will Limit Computer Warrant Searches?", and my talk considers how the Fourth Amendment rules governing the execution of search warrants should change in response to the realities of the computer forensics process. You can watch my talk here starting at about the 11:45 minute mark. The talk goes for about 30 minutes, and eventually it will be published (in much amended form) in the Law Review. You can also watch the rest of the symposium, featuring a lot of great speakers, from here.

Second, I did a podcast for the National Constitution Center on the Supreme Court's recent decision in Rodriguez v. United States with lawprof Chris Slobogin. The podcast was moderated by my colleague and NCC head Jeffrey Rosen. It starts on Rodriguez, and then Jeff takes us to surveillance more broadly and the NSA's Section 215 program. You can listen here. It goes for about 40 minutes.

Finally, I was a panelist at a recent NACDL event on The Fourth Amendment in the Digital Age. Our panel was recorded and televised by C-SPAN—something I wasn't informed about at the time, leading me to be more informal than I would have been otherwise (among other things, gasp, no tie!)—but conveniently it means you can watch the event here at C-SPAN. I give my introductory remarks starting at the 5-minute mark with a 5-minute overview of novel arguments defense lawyers can make in digital evidence cases. The panel lasts about 90 minutes.