2014 National Lawyers Convention
The Seventh Annual Rosenkranz Debate was held on November 15, 2014, during The Federalist Society's 2014 National Lawyers Convention. RESOLVED: Indiscriminate Collection of American Phone Records Violates the Fourth Amendment.
- Hon. Michael B. Mukasey, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and former U.S. Attorney General
- Prof. Nadine Strossen, Professor of Law, New York Law School, and former President, American Civil Liberties Union, 1991 - 2008
- Moderator: Prof. Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Georgetown University Law Center
- Introduction: Mr. Eugene B. Meyer, President, The Federalist Society
Mayflower Hotel SCOTUScast 10-24-14 featuring Ryan Scott
Ryan Scott October 24, 2014
On October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Heien v. North Carolina. The question in this case is whether a police officer’s mistaken understanding of a law can provide the reasonable suspicion that the Fourth Amendment requires to justify a traffic stop.
To discuss the case, we have Ryan Scott, who is an Associate Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Short video with Orin Kerr discussing Heien v. North Carolina
Orin S. Kerr September 26, 2014
Prof. Orin Kerr previews the upcoming Supreme Court case, Heien v. North Carolina, that looks at whether a traffic stop based on a police officer’s mistaken understanding of the traffic laws violate the Fourth Amendment. International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) recently released its report on the surveillance program authorized under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The report includes an evaluation of whether the surveillance program comports with the terms of the statute, an evaluation of the Fourth Amendment issues raised by the program, and a discussion of the treatment of non-U.S. persons under the program. Also, the report makes policy recommendations for the program going forward. Two members of the PCLOB will discuss the report on this Teleforum and answer audience questions.
International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast
- Hon. Rachel Brand, Chief Counsel for Regulatory Litigation, National Chamber Litigation Center, United States Chamber of Commerce; Member, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board; former Assistant U.S. Attorney General for Legal Policy, United States Department of Justice
- Hon. James X. Dempsey, Senior Counsel, Center for Democracy & Technology; Member, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
- Moderator: Matthew R.A. Heiman, Vice President, Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer, Tyco
Following the Snowden leaks, the country is once again re-examining the proper balance between national security and individual privacy. Senator Patrick Leahy (Vermont) has introduced a bill that would revise aspects of certain NSA surveillance programs. Two leading experts addressed the merits of this bill.
- Hon. Stewart A. Baker, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
- Harley Geiger, Senior Counsel and Deputy Director, Freedom, Security and Surveillance Project, Center for Democracy & Technology