General warrants give law enforcement agents broad authority “to search and seize unspecified places or persons.” Prior to the American Revolution, this type of search—known as a writ of assistance—was widely used by British...
This bill restricts no-knock and knock-and-announce warrants.
Justice and Due Process
If warrants are being issued in mere seconds, is the justice system working?
The “third party doctrine” might have made some sense before the digital era, but our inherent reliance on numerous third parties to facilitate any digital interaction makes it clear that the case law needs a major overhaul.
This bill ensures that information you send through a 3rd party (e.g. Dropbox or your cell phone company's servers) is considered your private data and is only accessible by law enforcement with a warrant.
The controversial arrest of a University of Utah nurse led to important warrant reform regarding the seizure of an individual's blood.