November 30, 2017

November 29, 2017 - Professor Kate Shaw spoke to ABC News about the Timothy Carpenter case, being heard by the US Supreme Court.

Shaw said, “This is a major case about privacy in the electronic age. Specifically, the case focuses on whether the police need a warrant before they can access cellphone records that may reveal cellphone customers’ movements and location.”

Carpenter was charged with masterminding a series of robberies and convicted of multiple robbery and firearms offenses. He is challenging his conviction on the grounds that he says the government didn’t have the right to access his phone records. The government believes it was not required by the Fourth Amendment to get a warrant before accessing that information.

Read the complete article here.