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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 FourthAmendment, having written twenty majority opinions,twelve concurrences, and six dissents on the topic. Underhis pen, the Court has ...
Florida v. Jardines: The Wolf at the Castle Door New York University Journal of Law & Liberty (2012)
Even before the United States declared its independence, colonists believed that their homes were their castles. This belief had its origins in English common law, declared by the Prime Minister of Great Britain, William Pitt, ...