Tue Sep 18, 2012
Academic Building IV, Olsen Auditorium, Room 220
Michael Vaughn, criminal justice professor, will present “Something to Celebrate: Fourth Amendment Liberties” as part of Sam Houston State University's two day celebration of the U.S. Constitution.
“While President Bush received criticism for the Patriot Act that allowed increased law enforcement involvement with less judicial oversight, President Obama has continued the War on Terror with as much vigor,” Vaughn said. “As the War on Terror has increased, some have suggested that the Fourth Amendment has been degraded by aggressive law enforcement practices, including fewer privacy rights for Americans' persons, houses, papers and effects.
His presentation will track the evolution of the Fourth Amendment and how it has been impacted by the War on Terror.