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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

“The Roberts Court and the Future of the Fourth Amendment” Symposium

The Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights will   host its annual symposium, “The Roberts Court and the Future   of the Fourth Amendment,” on Monday, March 3, 2008. The   symposium will address developments in Fourth amendment jurisprudence   since the appointment of Chief Justice Roberts, the ramifications   of those developments, and what clues those developments may provide      as to which direction the Court may take in future.

Beginning with the 2005 term, with the inaugurations of Chief   Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito still fresh, the   Court’s newly formed conservative bloc set in motion what   promises to be a continuous struggle within the Court for some   of the core tenants of the Fourth Amendment. The symposium will   explore two aspects of this struggle: the continuing validity   and use of the exclusionary rule and the proper balance between   personal privacy and autonomy and the State’s competing   interest in enforcing the law.


This Symposium will provide an opportunity to better understand   the Roberts Court’s Fourth Amendment decisions and the significant   impact that they have on the law. It will also provide an opportunity   for students interested in pursuing careers in criminal justice   or constitutional law to meet lawyers and judges practicing in   this area.


The symposium will commence with an address by keynote speaker,   Thomas C. Goldstein, at 11:30 a.m. in the Sheffield Room at the   University of Texas School of Law. Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]

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