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WIRETAPS AND ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE

  • Uncle Sam Is On The Line: A Title III (wiretap) Primer
    by Steven Kalar, Senior Litigator, Northern District of California Federal Public Defender, Josh Cohn Assistant Federal Public Defender, N. D. CA

  • Jones: Electronic Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment
    by Lisa Hay, Assistant Federal Public Defender, D. OR

  • Model Motion for Notice of FAA Evidence 

    The ACLU’s National Security Project has drafted a model motion that may be of use to defense attorneys dealing with foreign intelligence surveillance pursuant to FISA or the FISA Amendments Act (“FAA”) in criminal prosecutions. If the government has filed a FISA Notice, it may have intercepted electronic communications pursuant to a traditional FISA order or the FAA’s warrantless wiretapping program—or both. This model motion seeks to clarify the type of surveillance relied on by the government, so that defense counsel may subsequently file a motion to suppress that is tailored to the specific Fourth Amendment issues presented by each type of search.

  • Video: Where's Waldo? Tracking People Using Their Cell Phones
    by Jack Cunha, Esq., Cunha and Holcomb Attorneys at Law, Boston, MA