|Present||Associate Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law ‐ Center for Access to Justice|
|Diploma in Journalism, The City University ‐ Graduate Centre for Journalism|
|B.A., Brown University|
|J.D., Columbia Law School|
Body Camera Obscura: The Semiotics of Police Video American Criminal Law Review (2017)
Our understanding of violent encounters between the police and civilians is now primarily mediated by video images. With surprising rapidity, recording these encounters has become an integral part of modern policing, sparking the current body ...
Dr. Panopticon, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Drone Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development (2015)
Of all the ways the government has to watch us, unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones, best capture the visceral fear of the all-seeing surveillance state. Because drones are becoming increasingly tiny, inexpensive, and ...
Negotiating Peremptory Challenges Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (2014)
Peremptory challenges enable litigants to remove otherwise qualified prospective jurors from the jury panel without any showing of cause, and accordingly are often exercised on the basis of race. In Batson v. Kentucky, the Supreme ...
Beyond "Perfection": Can the Insights of Perfecting Criminal Markets Be Put to Practical Use? Columbia Law Review Sidebar (2013)
David Jaros’s thought-provoking new Article, Perfecting Criminal Markets, sheds light on a heretofore unappreciated effect of our obsession with criminalization: that merely by creating new crimes, lawmakers may inadvertently strengthen existing criminal markets. To support ...
The Drug Dealer, the Narc, and the Very Tiny Constable: Reflections on United States v. Jones The Circuit (2012)
Caren Myers Morrison of Georgia State University argues that United States v. Jones represents a missed opportunity to bring a measure of clarity to an uncharted area of Fourth Amendment jurisprudence.
Passwords, Profiles, and the Privilege Against Self-Incrimination: Facebook and the Fifth Amendment Arkansas Law Review (2012)
While Facebook has become ubiquitous in most people’s lives, it is also making increasingly frequent appearances in criminal cases. In the past few years, Facebook has emerged as a fertile source of incriminating information from ...
Privacy, Accountability, and the Cooperating Defendant: Towards a New Role for Internet Access to Court Records Vanderbilt Law Review (2009)
Now that federal court records are available online, anyone can obtain criminal case files instantly over the Internet. But this unfettered flow of information is in fundamental tension with many goals of the criminal justice ...
Note, Encouraging Allocution at Capital Sentencing: A Proposal for Use Immunity Columbia Law Review (1997)
This Note considers the self-incrimination dilemma raised by a capital defendant's allocution statements at the sentencing phase of his trial. Allocution gives a defendant the opportunity to make a direct plea to the sentencing judge ...