The slow pace of Fourth Amendment change

In Protections for Electronic Communications: the Stored Communications Act and the Fourth Amendment, Alexander Scolnik wrote:

As technology evolves, giving individuals new forms of communicating and government agents increasingly sophisticated tools for surveillance, courts have had to continually interpret the Fourth Amendment and define the extent of its reach in light of these new advances.

Domestic Wiretaps Down in 2008 (including FISA)

Image via Wikipedia Domestic wiretaps have dropped by 14 percent from 2007 to 2008. FISA wiretaps are down as well, although the reasons are unclear. Pursuant to the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts reports that: A total of 1,891 applications to federal and […]