|Present||Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law|
|Present||Director, Black Lung Clinic, Washington and Lee University School of Law|
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The Rhetoric of the Fourth Amendment: Toward a More Persuasive Fourth Amendment Washington and Lee Law Review (2016)
In the last forty-five years, the United States Supreme Court’s jurisprudence through the lens of classical rhetoric. Opinions are assessed based on three areas of persuasion: appeals to logic (logos); appeals to emotion (pathos); and ...
When More is Less—SWAT and Procedural Justice Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice (2016)
Since the “war on drugs” began in the early 1970s the use of Special Weapons and Tactics units has increased exponentially. These units, originally designed to address unique policing situations like riots or a barricaded ...
Justice Scalia's Fourth Amendment: Text, Context, Clarity, and Occasional Faint-Hearted Originalism Virginia Journal of Criminal Law (2015)
Since joining the United States Supreme Court in 1986, Justice Scalia has been a prominent voice on the Fourth Amendment, having written twenty majority opinions, twelve concurrences, and six dissents on the topic. Under his ...
Florida v. Jardines: The Wolf at the Castle Door New York University Journal of Law & Liberty (2013)
The purpose of this article is to examine the controversy regarding the application of the contraband exception to the home and the potential impact of the Florida v. Jardines decision of the U.S. Supreme Court. ...