The National Security Agency (NSA) has used the holding in a Supreme Court case from 1979, Smith v. Maryland, to support its cybersecurity efforts. These efforts have involved the collection of telephone, email, and internet usage data of American citizens without probable cause.
This program, led by attorney Patrick Joyce, will examine the underpinnings of that decision and predict where courts
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Patrick Joyce is presently a solo practitioner. The firm concentrates primarily in the area of State and Federal Criminal defense. He also represent immigrants in deportation proceedings. The office handles cases which encompass all facets of litigation. He has extensive experience litigating criminal and civil matters in the Federal District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the District of New Jersey. He also litigates on a regular basis in The Superior Courts of New Jersey and the Supreme Court of New York. He has briefed cases at the appellate level in New Jersey, briefed and argued criminal and civil cases at the appellate level in the State of New York, and he has briefed and argued several cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Earlier in his career, Patrick served as Assistant Attorney in Charge of the Manhattan office of the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society. He was responsible for oversight of 180 Criminal Defense Attorneys, and his responsibilities included conducting Continuing Legal Education while participating in office wide strategic decisions implicating both in court and out of court tactics.
Patrick was also a trial attorney with the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society of New York for twelve years, and has been the lead counsel in over one hundred felony trials. In his capacity as a litigator in that firm, Patrick was responsible for the comprehensive caseload management of over 5,000 cases.
Super interesting and very well presented!!!!
Very interesting course.
Extraordinary! Would award a 10!
Best Lawline course I've taken. I particularly appreciated the review of case law.
Very interesting. Presenter did a marvelous job of giving historical and present situation with these cases and even a bit of prognostication about the future
Very comprehensive and well constructed.
One of the best and most interesting courses
Appreciated the visuals.
Very interesting and informative presentation. I learned a lot.
For non criminal defense lawyers, an excellent if sobering status update on constitutional law issues affecting us all.
Excellent and interesting presentation.
Patrick Joyce was great. He exhibited clear command of the subject matter. I’d like to hear more from him.
Fantastic! This was probably the best course or lecture on the Fourth Amendment I have ever taken or attended. I recommend this course for anyone interested in the Fourth Amendment.
Thoughtful, passionate speaker, and a very interesting discussion.
excellent brief re 4th amd and legality of cell site info without a warrant
Excellent seminar and well presented.
More 4th amendment lectures ! ! !
Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. So much packed into 90 minutes.
V well done
He thoroughly analyzed the judicial decline of the 4th Amendment privacy, protection and power and has challenged us as defense lawyers to be more diligent in our efforts to preserve what's left of the 4th Amendment rights guaranteed by and through the U.S. Constitution. Well Done!
This was an excellent and interesting presentation
Very informative and engaging
This is the best course on Lawline. Very relevant.
Mr. Joyce tees up the discussion well by asking broad questions at the outset; does an informative walk through of key court decisions, and wraps up his discussion nicely. Interesting, informative seminar.
He is well versed in this area of law. This is not my practice area and found it fascinating.
Topic very current. Presentation nicely done.
Great program. Insightful.
brilliant absolute brilliance
enjoyed the lecture
very interesting and relevant
Excellent review of 4th Amendment applied to technology.
Very good overview and presentation.
Good summary of seminal case law.
Interesting subject matter
Very well done program.
Very thorough and comprehensive review of Fourth Amendment precedent.
Thorough review of the 4th amendment jurisprudence.
This was excellent both in content and presentation. Thank you.
Fascinating and well-presented.
I really enjoyed this segment and learned much about the process.
Great information throughout.
Fascinating light of the continuing digital revolution.
Use of case law by Presenter was very effective in giving a thorough overview of the 4th Amendment protection over the decades to the present day digital/electronic era. Very engaging and well presented.
Thorough, logical presentation
Very interesting topic, well presented
Best Lawline CLE I've ever watched.
Wish we had a list of the case cites that he discussed. Loved the content which is relevant to today in criminal law.
Very interesting and clearly presented.
The presenter was just fabulous. The best lawline course I have taken.
Very interesting course!
Really interesting topic
Excellent and timely presentation, which i learned a lot and enjoyed the presener!!
Great Presentation on big constitutional issue.
Patrick Joyce was very knowledgeable and enjoyable to listen to. This is definitely my favorite CLE thus far with Lawline.
An excellent speaker, all the more impressive since his slides contained no words. The presentation was very organized, and he spoke at a pace that was easy to follow (compared to some speakers who speak too quickly and make it difficult to process and absorb). Thank you.
Very timely, interesting and thought-provoking content.
Excellent and timely course.
I agree with the instructor that cell phones have taken away some of our 4th Amendment rights, but who can live without his cell phone?
Good presenter. Especially enjoyed the case examples and the insights into Supreme Court decisions.
Good review of privacy precedents as well as insight into where privacy jurisprudence is headed.
This was very well researched, well organized, and well presented.
Very good course.
This was very informative and interesting
Good info and analysis.
Great presenter, well done
Excellent course. Highly recommended.
Basic stuff updated.
Very interesting. Well presented.
He was engaging and a great story-teller. Made a BIG difference!
very good program. Definitely have this presenter do an update. Detailed thoughtful analysis of the 4th amendment issues!
Extraordinarily complex analysis handled in a very understandable manner.
Content was excellent.
Well organized, interesting, informative. Loved his conversational style. Kept me engaged. learned a lot.
I liked the way the presenter wove together the relevant case histories, referring back as appropriate.
Best presentation - and most interesting and thought provoking course in my bundle.
The 4th amendment discussions helped us greatly in evaluating claims we handle involving Section 1983 and the 4th amendment, which is often misunderstood in the context in which we litigate. Good work.
Interesting case law and great presentation.
Excellent discussion. I was interested in the topic but did not expect such a thought provoking presentation.
Great synopsis of 4th Amendment issues in the modern electronic age.
Very interesting and well organized!
Interesting historical review
Well thought out presentation which follows the seminal privacy and related search and seizure decisions through their application to today's electronic world. Great job. Thank you.
very knowledgable speaker
This was an excellent overview of these cases.
Very well organized and articulate.
Substantive. Faculty was very knowledgeable.
Thought-provoking information - thanks!
I work in civil cases/torts, but criminal law seems tremendously important.
An outline of the course materials would be helpful. The lecture was excellent. The evolution of the fourth amendment is complicated and nuanced. The instructor has mastered it to the extent one can. I still have work to do.
Wonderful survey of the 4th Amendment cases that touch on use of electronic technology and good discussion of where they might go from here. Everyone should take this course, not only lawyers.
Very interesting and informative CLE.
Good course. I was glad to get an update because I had not followed this line of cases since law school
Excellent --- Really hits on the morphing of what the right to privacy means in the electronic age.
He did an excellent job providing the history and the cases.
Nice chronology of applicable 4th amendment case law.
Excellent primer on the 4th Amendment and its application to the digital age.
Entertaining and informative
Excellent substantive course and speaker.
Of the lawline cle's I have watched this is without doubt the best. Clear and well presented.
Very complete analysis
Totally fascinating! Really enjoyed the course.
Great presenter. Articulate, organized and an excellent communicator. Just wonderful.
Great presenter... ran an extra 20!minutes just to finish listening in one go... bonus burned a few more calories
A very good refresher course, with some new insights.
Very good program
excellent presentation; thank you
Excellent presentation of the law in this complex area in a very organized manner.
That was a fantastic lecture. Thank you for being prepared and as detailed as you were.
Excellent speaker, really held my attention.
one of the best lectures I have heard with lawline.
Possibly the most interesting CLE I’ve ever listened to
Great lecture! I do not practice criminal law but still found the information helpful and the lecturer kept my interest the full 90 minutes. Would highly recommend.
This was one of the best CLE's I have attended, online or otherwise. Very thorough, informative and well presented.
Fantastic and interesting
Nice overview of the 4th amendment as it relates to our digital age.
Found this informative and thorough - appreciated the future analysis for the Court's decision-making.
Interesting and up to date
Very engaging and interesting.
Extremely timely and informative. A must for every practitoner and resident.
This was very informative and presented with "real-time; real-life" implications.
The instructor is outstanding! I learned so much and he held my attention for the entire course. Excellent!
This one was particularly good.
Speaker was great!
Well presented. Enjoyed it. Thanks
This was a really good course
Good historical overview. Well done.
Awesome course, great value!
Very well done. Thank you.
Good user-friendly program and service
Enjoyed and gained valuable insights from the presentation.
Fabulous presentation. He is a superb teacher of 4th Amendment issues!