November 29, 2017

ABA to host program on cell phone privacy amid today’s Supreme Court oral argument

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2017 — The privacy of cell phone location information and free speech will be the focus of the American Bar Association program, Where Are We with Location Privacy? Reactions to the Supreme Court’s Oral Argument in Carpenter v. United States, Nov. 30 at the ABA’s Washington, D.C., office.

Where Are We with Location Privacy? Reactions to the Supreme Court’s Oral Argument in Carpenter v. United States
Presented by the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice

Thursday, Nov. 30, 4-5:30 p.m.
A reception to follow.

American Bar Association
John Marshall Conference Room—5th floor
1050 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, D.C., 20036

Discussion questions include:

  • What is the degree of Fourth Amendment protection given to the location data generated by cell phones?

  • How will the Court view cell phone privacy as it relates to recent digital privacy cases?

  • Will the Court take up the call by Justice Sonia Sotomayor and others to reconsider the application of Smith v. Maryland and the Fourth Amendment rules concerning records held by third parties?

Speakers include Alan Jay Butler, senior counsel, Electronic Privacy Information Center; Dan Schweitzer, Supreme Court counsel, National Association of Attorneys General; Elizabeth Wydra, president, Constitutional Accountability Center; and Jake Laperruque, senior counsel, The Constitution Project.

The event is sponsored by the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Privacy and Information Protection Committee. Co-sponsored by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, The Constitution Project, the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law, the ABA Section of Science & Technology Law, the ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force, and the ABA Criminal Justice Section.

This event is open to members of the media. For press credentialing, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at

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