Fourth Amendment Center Video Resources

NACDL's Fourth Amendment Center offers direct assistance to defense lawyers handling cases involving new surveillance tools, technologies and tactics that infringe on the constitutional rights of people in America. The Center is available to help members of the defense bar in bringing new Fourth Amendment challenges.

Types of Video Resources

Clicking an icon will take you to one of the Center's FREE video trainings and webinars.

Defense lawyers with cases involving any of these issues are encouraged to contact the Center. The Center is available to provide consultations and litigation resources as well as direct assistance in support of a defendant’s Fourth Amendment claims. Specifically, the Center may assist in motion practice, preparation for suppression hearings, 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 4ac@nacdl.org.


Digital Device Searches

Digital Device Searches: Searching Computers, Phones, and Even Your Home Appliances

Esha Bhandari, Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project; Catherine Crump, Director, Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at U.C. Berkeley School of Law; Michael Price, Senior Litigation Counsel, NACDL Fourth Amendment Center

Border Searches: Keeping the Government Out of Your Digital Devices at the Border

Esha Bhandari, Staff Attorney, Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, American Civil Liberties Union

 


COVID-19 Pandemic

Deploying Surveillance for Public Health: Examining the Practical Limits and Privacy Risks of Technical Systems to Combat the Pandemic

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Coronavirus Resources

NACDL to Focus on Service and Support for Members, Clients, and Community Throughout Virus Emergency

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Catherine Crump, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at UC Berkeley, School of Law, and Daniel Kahn Gillmor, Senior Staff Technologist for the ACLU's Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project.

 


Facial Recognition

Recognizing and Challenging Facial Recognition Technology in Criminal Case

Clare Garvie, Associate, Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown University Law Center; Kaitlin Jackson, Attorney, Bronx Defenders; Joshua Kroll, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, UC Berkeley School of Information

Flash Talk: Biometrics Beyond Facial Recognition

Jennifer Lynch, Surveillance Litigation Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Recognizing and Challenging Facial Recognition Technology in Criminal Cases

Clare Garvie, Associate, Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown University Law Center; Kaitlin Jackson, Attorney, Bronx Defenders; Joshua Kroll, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, UC Berkeley School of Information


Social Media Monitoring

Who’s Reading Your Clients’ Posts? Social Media Monitoring in Criminal Cases 

Matt Cagle, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Northern California; Hanni Fakhoury, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Federal Public Defender's Office (N.D. Cal.).


Government Hacking

Parallel Construction – Defending Your Client When the Government Launders Evidence 

Ashley Gorski, Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project; Brian Pori, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Federal Public Defender’s Office (D. N.M.); Sarah St. Vincent, Researcher/Advocate, Human Rights Watch

Parallel Construction: How to Discover the Government's Undisclosed Sources of Evidence

Brian Pori, Assistant Federal Public Defender, New Mexico and Sarah St. Vincent, Researcher/Advocate, Human Rights Watch

Challenging Government Hacking in Criminal Cases

Colin Fieman, Senior Litigator, Federal Public Defender’s Office (W.D. Wash.); Jonathan Mayer, Assistant Professor, Princeton University; Riana Pfefferkorn, Associate Director of Surveillance and Cybersecurity, Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School

Defending Government Hacking Cases

Colin Fieman, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Tacoma, WA; and Paul Ohm, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center


Body Cameras

Defending Cases in Body Camera Jurisdictions 

Deborah Katz Levi, Assistant Public Defender, MD Office of the Public Defender; Jumana Musa, Director, Fourth Amendment Center, NACDL; Harlan Yu, Executive Director, Upturn

Policing Body Cameras: Shaping Policies and Defending Cases in Body Camera Jurisdictions

Seth Morris, Criminal Defense Attorney, Berkeley, CA; Barry G. Porter, Criminal Defense Attorney, Albuquerque, NM; and Harlan Yu, Director, Upturn


Algorithms & Criminal Justice

Algorithms and Criminal Justice – Litigating the Black Box 

Stephanie Lacambra, Criminal Defense Attorney; Rashida Richardson, Director of Policy Research, AI Now Institute; Andrea Roth, Assistant Professor of Law, U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Flash Talk: Using Big Data as a Shield – Tracking Police Misconduct

Cynthia Conti-Cook, Staff Attorney, Special Litigation Unit, Legal Aid Society of New York


Digital Location Tracking

Where We Go from Here: The Third-Party Doctrine and Location Tracking After Carpenter 

Megan Graham, Clinical Teaching Fellow, Samuelson Clinic for Law, Technology & Public Policy; Hon. Stephen Smith, Director of Fourth Amendment & Open Courts, Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School; Nathan Freed Wessler, Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project

Location Privacy after Carpenter

The Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law and the Fourth Amendment Center hosted a forum discussing location and cell phone privacy after the Supreme Court ruling in Carpenter v. United States.


Encryption

Digital Hygiene for Defense Lawyers: A Digital Security Checklist​ 

Matt Mitchell, Director of Digital Safety & Privacy for Tactical Tech

Encryption: Part I

Jack Gillum, Senior Reporter, ProPublica; and Neema Singh Guliani, Senior Legislative Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union

Encryption: Part II

Harlo Holmes, Director of Newsroom Digital Security, Freedom of the Press Foundation

Flash Talk: Protecting Your Communications from Big Brother

Matt Mitchell, Director of Digital Safety & Privacy for Tactical Tech


GDPR

Flash Talk: Recent Changes to How Law Enforcement Gets Digital Evidence: GDPR & the Cloud Act 

Greg Nojeim, Senior Counsel & Director of Freedom, Security and Technology Project, Center for Democracy & Technology


Career Advice

Flash Talk: What I Wish I Knew When I Had Your Job 

Hon. Kate Menendez, Magistrate Judge, District of Minnesota