“Search, seizure, and cellphones”

image of smart phoneWould you want your cellphone searched by the police? Should they be able to do that without a warrant? Is your phone protected from that now? What about your privacy??

At 9 a.m. (Central) on Tuesday, April 29, the National Public Radio/WBUR program OnPoint will focus on “Search, seizure, and cellphones.” You can livestream programs from the WBUR (Boston) web site, or listen to the podcast of the program later.

Guests include Jacob Gershman, lead writer for The Wall Street Journal‘s Law Blog; Adam Gershowitz, professor of law at the William and Mary University Law School; Kevin Boyle, general counsel for the International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO; and Sheriff Grady Judd, Polk County, FL.

Andersen Library has resources for learning more. Search HALCat for titles such as the book Always on: How the iPhone unlocked the anything – anytime – anywhere future–and locked us in (3rd-Floor Main Collection, HM851 .C45 2011) and the Congressional committee hearing The Electronic Communications Privacy Act promoting security and protecting privacy in the digital age. Search article databases for resources such as “The Fourth Amendment in a world without privacy” (Mississippi Law Journal, vol.81:no.5, pp.1309-1355).

The SCOTUSblog talks about the U.S. Supreme Court taking on the “conflict between technology and privacy” in a couple of cases in the post “Court to rule on cellphone privacy” (Jan. 17, 2014). You can see briefs filed for Riley v California and United States v Wurie among the 2013-2014 Supreme Court Briefs posted at the American Bar Association web site. Oral arguments for both cases are scheduled for Tues., Apr. 29. The audio will be posted to the Supreme Court’s web site as well as to the Oyez Project web site, which also offers a video of a law school professor discussing the background of the case and its legal issues in “Riley v. California: Inside the Case.”

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About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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