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    Wikimedia Foundation v. National Security Agency Oral Argument

    The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, heard oral argument in Wikimedia Foundation v. National Security Agency, a case challenging the National Security Agency’s (NSA) mass interception…

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    Privacy and Government Surveillance, Part 2

    Panelists debated limitations of cyber hacking powers by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. Recent rule changes to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure allow federal agents to search…

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    USA v. Randy Johnson

    The Seventh Circuit Court reviewed a three-judge panel’s ruling that police can legally detain and search a person whose car is parked illegally. The dissenting judge in the 2-1 decision said the court was enabling…

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    Manuel v. City of Joliet Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Manuel v. City of Joliet, Illinois, on whether the defendant, who was arrested for drug possession and held for two months based on falsified…

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    Government Surveillance

    Panelists talked about improving government surveillance. The discussion focused on how to protect the civil liberties of private U.S. citizens without sacrificing national security.

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    U.S. v. Shaquille Robinson Oral Argument

    The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, heard oral argument on police stop and frisk policies. A West Virginia police department received an anonymous tip that a black…

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    Utah v. Strieff Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Utah v. Strieff, docket number 14-1373, a case questioning whether incriminating evidence can be used against a defendant if it was discovered in the course of…

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    Birchfield v. North Dakota Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Birchfield v. North Dakota, docket 14-1468. The case concerns whether, in the absence of a warrant, a state may make it illegal for a driver to refuse to take a…

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    U.S. v. Mohamed Mohamud Oral Argument

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in U.S. v. Mohamed Mohamud, a case challenging the National Security Agency (NSA) warrantless surveillance program. Mohamed Mohamud is a Somali-American…

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    Gun Control Policy and Privacy Laws

    Former Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) spoke about gun policy, privacy laws, and the 2016 presidential campaign. He spoke via video link from Houston, Texas.

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    Lieutenant General Lew Allen Church Committee Testimony

    On October 29, 1975, National Security Agency (NSA) director Lieutenant General Lew Allen testified for the first time in public before the Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with…

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    Lieutenant General Lew Allen Church Committee Hearing

    National Security Agency (NSA) director Lieutenant General Lew Allen testified for the first time in public before the Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to…

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    Federal Communications Commission Privacy Rules

    Federal Communications Commission Chair Thomas Wheeler testified at a hearing on the FCC’s proposed privacy rules for internet service providers. Chair Wheeler defended the proposed rules,…

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    Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, National Security and Privacy

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act, which was up for reauthorization in 2017. Former national security and…

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    Government Surveillance and Privacy Concerns

    Constitutional attorneys Nadine Strossen and David Rivkin debated the privacy concerns of government surveillance, as well as surveillance carried out by businesses. “Balancing Privacy and…

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Mapp v. Ohio

    Professors Carolyn Long and Renee Hutchins talked about the 1961 U.S. Supreme Court case Mapp v. Ohio, in which the court applied, via a 5-4 decision, Fourth Amendment protection against…

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    Williams v. Pennsylvania Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Williams v. Pennsylvania, docket number 15-5040. The case concerns when judges must step down from hearing issues before them. Terrance Williams…

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    Smartphone Encryption

    Panelists talked about encryption technology, privacy, and national security. One of the panelists, Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA), said public involvement and debate was crucial to the case…

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    Encryption Technology

    Eli Dourado talked about privacy, national security, and encryption technology following the FBI’s demand that Apple assist in unlocking an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.

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    Encryption and National Security

    Former National Security Agency (NSA) attorney Susan Hennessey talked about the privacy issues raised over the FBI’s demand that Apple turn over encrypted data hidden on the iPhone used by…

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