Technology’s Impact on the 4th Amendment in Homeland Security 

This six-module course builds on Constitutional Law and Homeland Security and focuses on how technology has impacted the Fourth Amendment in two homeland security contexts: searches of electronic devices at the border and TSA checkpoint searches. Specifically, this course will discuss the border search exception to the Fourth Amendment and the evolving jurisprudence concerning whether Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can (and should) subject electronic devices to suspicionless and warrantless searches. This course will also analyze how the administrative search doctrine applies to TSA checkpoints and how technology has impacted the analysis.

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