Christopher Calabrese, American Civil Liberties Union, Legislative Counsel for Privacy Issues
Topic: Discussion on the practice of cell phone providers allowing law enforcement officials to gain location information gained by a phone’s GPS system. Last week, Sen. Al Franken sent a letter to the Justice Department for information on its practices on requesting location information from wireless carriers. This comes as a recent ACLU report found that many police departments use cell phone tracking information but that a small number consistently obtain a warrant and demonstrate probable cause to do so.
Virgil Goode, Constitution Party Presidential Nominee and Former U.S. Representative, Virginia, 1997-2009
Topic: Former Congressman Virgil Goode on April 21st won the nomination for the Constitution Party on the first ballot. Winning 203 of 403 possible votes, the former Virginia Representative won on the first ballot with 50.37%. Two less votes would’ve required a second ballot.
Ralph Eubanks, Library of Congress, Director of Publishing
Topic: Guest discuss the Library of Congress’ upcoming publication of the book, “Presidential Campaign Posters From the Library of Congress.”