02/15/2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
383 University St E, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Most adults carry a cell phone, and our cell phones generate tracking records whenever they are used. When can the government get those records and learn where people have been? At the 2018 Leary Lecture, Professor Orin Kerr will explore this issue, including the case of Carpenter v. United States. In this case, argued in November and still pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices must weigh whether the Fourth Amendment prohibition against unreasonable searches limits government access to cell phone tracking records. The decision promises to be a blockbuster for the Fourth Amendment in a high-tech age. Kerr will explain the choices the justices face in the case and offer predictions on the impact a ruling may have on personal privacy.