December 5, 2013
JOLT Symposium 2013: U.S. v. Jones
Friday, January 25 at the Friday Center
The North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology hosted its annual symposium on Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC. The symposium focused on the many issues surrounding the Supreme Court’s recent decision in U.S. v. Jones, which held that a police department’s attachment of a GPS device to an unknowing suspect’s vehicle and the subsequent monitoring of that device constituted a search under the Fourth Amendment. Videos of the two panels and the keynote address, delivered by Jones’ attorney Walter Dellinger, are posted below.
Keynote speaker Walter Dellinger provided fascinating insights into the strategic decision-making process that occurred during preparation of Jones’ brief and prior to Supreme Court oral arguments:
Panel 1 consisted of several impressive privacy law scholars, including Stephen Henderson, Susan Freiwald, and Priscilla Smith. Their discussions focused on, among other things, the third party doctrine and mosaic theory.
Panel 2 consisted of noted privacy scholars Stephanie Pell, Tamara Lave, and David Gray, who focused their discussions on technological alternatives for privacy protection, mosaic theory, and the ways in which societal elites have influenced Fourth Amendment jurisprudence.