A blog by J. Adam Engel focused non-exclusively on the intersection between criminal law, the Fourth Amendment and emerging technology.
Dedicated to the idea that effective law enforcement is not incompatible with a vigorous interpretation of the Fourth Amendment.
Social Media sites have become a significant source of evidence for federal and state criminal investigators. News reports, for example, have described the manner in which federal investigators have been seeking warrants for the Facebook accounts of targets. One person who faced criminal charges after the search of his account complained, "To be honest with you, it bothers me . . . Facebook could have let me know what was going on. Instead, I got my door kicked down, and all of a sudden I'm in handcuffs."