NACDL’s Fourth Amendment Center now offers direct assistance to defense lawyers handling cases involving new technologies and tactics that may infringe on privacy rights of Americans. The Center’s staff is available to help members of the defense bar in bringing new Fourth Amendment challenges, providing a range of support from training and resources to expert consultation and direct litigation, all free of charge.
The Center is now available to provide litigation assistance in cases raising issues addressing new surveillance tools, technologies, and programs; including:
- Searches and seizures of personal data held by “third-party” service providers (the “third-party doctrine”)
- Overbroad searches and seizures of electronic devices or online accounts
- Electronic location tracking, including cell site simulators (“Stingrays”)
- Government hacking and use of “network investigative techniques”
- New law enforcement technologies: predictive policing, facial recognition/biometric identification, and drone/aerial surveillance.
Defense lawyers with cases involving any of these or other issues are encouraged to contact NACDL’s Fourth Amendment Center. The Center assists attorneys who are members or non-members of NACDL. The Center is available to provide consultations and litigation resources as well as direct assistance in support of a defendant’s claims. Specifically, the Center may assist in motion practice, preparation for suppression hearings, as well as appellate strategy, brief writing, and oral argument. The Center also provides group trainings for defense lawyers around the country and upon request.
To request assistance or additional information, contact:
Jumana Musa, Director, Fourth Amendment Center: (202) 465-7658, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Price, Senior Litigation Counsel, Fourth Amendment Center: (202) 465-7615, email@example.com