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Andrew G. Ferguson
Law Professor. Author, “The Rise of Big Data Policing” & “Why Jury Duty Matters” & “The Law of Law School.” Tech and criminal justice.
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Erin D. Cauchi 10h
In a remarkable disclosure, DHS says has a new system to extract & store tons of personal information from travelers' electronics when they cross U.S. borders: social media, emails, sms, financial transactions, location history and much more
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Wash College of Law 16h
Today at 11 a.m., Professor & Associate Dean , director of 's Immigrant Justice Clinic, joins The Culture for a talk on cultural relations & topics affecting young trailblazers of color. Join the conversation on Instagram Live at @forbestheculture.
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Raff Donelson 18h
This is really lovely. I teach spring 1Ls, not fall 1Ls, but I still might give this to them.
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Andrew G. Ferguson Aug 9
Also demystifying the whole 1L experience can help those struggling to understand “the game” of law school success. I try to reveal some of the game in my “Letter to a 1L on the First Day of Law School.”
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Andrew G. Ferguson Aug 9
Outlining only makes sense if you know what your ultimate goal is with the subject and the exam. I think deconstructing and demystifying “the ask” of 1L year is key to creating helpful outlines.
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Andrew G. Ferguson Aug 9
I am pretty involved in the tech surveillance policy debate and I know of only one entity trying to think about civil liberties/civil rights policies for local governments policing tech. It’s not easy, but it is also not supported because you are attacked from all sides.
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Andrew G. Ferguson Aug 9
In general, I completely agree. This is a slightly different problem. Police need tech policies. Policies are hard to draft. Entities concerned with civil liberties/civil rights generally don’t want to support the underlying tech. So they don’t write policies. Leaving Lexipol
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Andrew G. Ferguson Aug 9
Replying to @ProfMellyH
Sending love and strength to your family.
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Andrew G. Ferguson Aug 9
Replying to @EtienneT_Esq
Police technology companies that think their clients are police and not citizens/the community always get things wrong. The people who sign the contracts aren’t police departments but taxpayers. Yet, that truth is usually forgotten.
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Andrew G. Ferguson Aug 9
Policies=good. Policies written by corporate consultants w/ police clients=not good. There needs to be civil rights/civil liberties-focused policies to fill the gap. I know this runs against the defund movement. But w/out an alternative “not good” wins.
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Susan Freiwald Aug 8
This is an excellent letter from a book I recommend: The Law of Law School. Excellent and empathetic advice for and all law students and good reading for legal educators.
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Jenia I. Turner Aug 7
And here we go: Next week, Austin, Texas will set precedent by holding the first online criminal jury trial in the U.S.--a misdemeanor traffic case. It will be live-streamed at .
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Andrew G. Ferguson Aug 7
MA Case holding that under state Fourth Amendment protections long term use of a pole camera violates constitutional rights. The Founding Fathers would have hated pole cameras. Commonwealth v. Mora
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Andrew G. Ferguson Aug 7
Letter to a 1L on the First Day of Law School
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Andrew G. Ferguson Aug 7
Unreliable images inserted into unreliable technology = a system that can’t be trusted.
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Albert Fox Cahn🔯 Aug 7
Replying to @ProfFerguson
Headline ideas: Look, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s...the end of the Constitution. ‘Eye in the sky’ bad for safety and civil rights Military surveillance plane is policing / Constitutional failure Baltimore PD asks: can we waste money AND break the law?
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Andrew G. Ferguson Aug 7
Replying to @sidneyfussell
Or this... journalism here had a real effect. Shut the program down within weeks of breaking the story.
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Andrew G. Ferguson Aug 7
New Technologies, New Problems – Troubling Surveillance Trends in America
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Andrew G. Ferguson Aug 7
Better headline: A privacy eviscerating, expensive, surveillance failure flies over Baltimore. This is a good article about a terrible idea.
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