On January 17, 2014 the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in two cases that will hopefully force it to bring the Fourth Amendment into the 21st century. In United States v. Wurie and California v. Riley, the Court will consider whether the police, after arresting an individual, may look at the contents of his or her cellphone. These cases may force the Court to confront a question that it has so far ducked: What is the Fourth Amendment’s protection for informational privacy? That is, to what extent should people be able to keep information from the government until it has probable cause to obtain it?
The presentation will address:
- Emerging issues of technology and the Fourth Amendment
- Recent cases concerning informational privacy and the Fourth Amendment
- United States v. Wurie and California v. Riley
Register now for this free special event in celebration of Law Day and join Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law for this important discussion.