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Fourth Amendment Forum to discuss law enforcement and civil liberties

Salt Lake City, UT (June 17, 2014) — Libertas Institute, along with ACLU Utah and the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, is hosting a “Fourth Amendment Forum” this evening to discuss issues relating to civil liberties, police militarization, and searches and seizures as they related to the 4th amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

“While the NSA is invading our privacy and the other branches of the federal government have been complicit, state legislators have passed some really good laws this year to protect our rights and appropriately restrain agents of the government,” said Libertas Institute president Connor Boyack. “Because these are pressing issues, and because our rights are substantially threatened by policies that place too much power in the hands of government, we’re excited to hear from panelists this evening on what Utah is doing right, and what is wrong and still needs fixing.”

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Sean Reyes, Attorney General of Utah
  • Sim Gill, District Attorney of Salt Lake County
  • Jim Tracy, president of the Utah Sheriff’s Association
  • Chris Gebhardt, two-time multi-jurisdictional SWAT Team Leader
  • Kara Dansky, Senior Counsel, ACLU Center for Justice

Date: Tonight
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Red Lion Hotel, 161 West 600 South, Salt Lake City (Wasatch 3 and Cascade rooms)