USF Law professor Susan Freiwald has just started a stint as a guest contributor at Concurring Opinions (ranked among the top 10 law blogs) this week. Her first blog post, Fifth Circuit Considers Constitutionality of Cell Site Location Data is a primer on topic that has grown more timely of late in light of information uncovered by the ACLU and reported extensively in the New York Times.
Prof. Freiwald specifically addresses a pending case before the Fifth Circuit which could add some clarity to the question of under what circumstances government agents will be required to seek a probable cause warrant for cell phone location data. She is eminently qualified to write on the subject having submitted an amicus brief in the case.
This blog post is only the first of a series of posts that will be appearing in Concurring Opinions by Prof. Friewald on the topic. Scholars and citizens with and interest in civil liberties and digital privacy will be interested in following what promises to be a lively series of posts.