Traditionally, Stella has only utilized the internet to send emails to clients and to bid on mid-century decor via eBay® for her vintage-themed home. She is very happy with the changes that you have made to law firm practices thus far. She wants to use technology to do all necessary factual and legal research for her cases. Thus, Stella has asked you to provide an overview of best practices for legal and factual research. Be sure to note the special strategies that should be employed when performing fee-based CALR.
Drones and the Fourth Amendment
The Fourth Amendment states, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” Courts have established exceptions to the warrant requirement of the Fourth Amendment. In addition, Courts have had to wrestle with advancements in technology and determine the Fourth Amendment implications. The U.S. Supreme Court has considered searches and seizures in cars, use of airplanes to conduct surveillance, and the use of specially trained dogs to “sniff” out drugs. One issue that has not yet been decided by the United States Supreme Court but is ripe for review is the police use of drones.