Police Drones & the 4th Amendment – Part 5!

Logo 600 x 600Welcome back, Drone Law Nation! Today we are back with Part 5 of our series on the Constitutional issues raised when police use drones.

Our talk today hits the first of our “aerial surveillance” cases, California v. Ciraolo. This case deals with naked-eye observation of the “curtilage” of a home (the backyard) from a fixed-wing aircraft. Is that a “search” under the Fourth Amendment that requires a warrant? If not, why not? How might drone technology change the game here?

Listen in to find out!

Links for you:

Police Drones Part 1

Police Drones Part 2

Police Drones Part 3

Police Drones Part 4

California v. Ciraolo

U.S. Constitution: Amendment 4

 

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Keep on flying,

Steve

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