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April 2018 , Page 14 

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NACDL News: NACDL Launches Fourth Amendment Center

By Ivan J. Dominguez, Alexandra Funk, and Ian Nawalinski

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Safeguarding the fundamental values embraced by the Fourth Amendment’s guarantee to protect the individual from government searches and seizures has created new challenges for defense lawyers. In response to these challenges, on April 24, 2018, NACDL announced the establishment of the NACDL Fourth Amendment Center.

The main objective of the Fourth Amendment Center will be the creation of a resource nexus in order to build a robust legal infrastructure necessary to identify key cases that can challenge outdated legal doctrine and create a new, more durable one for the digital age. NACDL’s Fourth Amendment Center will lay the groundwork for this infrastructure by providing three core resources for criminal defense lawyers and their clients: education on emerging issues at the intersection of technology, privacy, and constitutional rights; a dynamic toolkit to help lawyers identify opportunities to challenge government surveillance; and a tactical litigation support network.

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