Politics Department Moot Court - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Students in the Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties course participate in moot court on April 11, 13, and 18, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm, in Convocation Hall.

Students assume the roles of counsel and Supreme Court justices as they argue and judge cases.

The final case, argued on April 18, is Carpenter v. US and considers whether the warrantless seizure and search of historical cell phone records revealing the location and movements of a cell phone user, a suspect in a string of armed robberies, over the course of 127 days violates the Fourth Amendment. This argument promises to raise important points about the changing nature of privacy and technology.

Arguing for the Mr. Carpenter is Tony Dykes and James McKeachie; arguing for the government is Montana Willis and Jay Douglass. Ellen Henthorn leads a bench including Adrienne Davis and Annie Blau.

This moot court engages issues of civil liberties in an exciting and relevant way, and I hope you will attend!


Convocation Hall