National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers to Open Fourth Amendment Center with Support from Koch, MacArthur

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) established the NACDL Fourth Amendment Center in April.

The center will focus on providing resources to criminal defense lawyers and their clients including:

  • Education on the intersection of technology, privacy and constitutional rights.
  • A toolkit to help lawyers identify opportunities to challenge government surveillance.
  • A tactical litigation support network for cases about the use of new technologies that infringe on Fourth Amendment rights.

This project is made possible thanks to a partnership between the Foundation for Criminal Justice, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Charles Koch Foundation.

“The digital age gives rise to pressing questions about privacy from unwarranted government surveillance,” said Jesse Blumenthal, who leads the Charles Koch Institute technology and innovation policy work praised NACDL’s advocacy as instrumental in today’s technologically advanced society. “NACDL is uniquely positioned to enhance the legal community’s understanding of these complex issues through education and litigation support.”

Read the NACDL press release here.