DeWaard Discusses Pen Registers, Government Surveillance at ACLU of Michigan Meeting
Varnum trial attorney Ron DeWaard was one of the featured panelists discussing government surveillance of private citizens at a recent meeting of the Western Branch of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan.
Among other things, DeWaard explained the judicial history of the pen register, a device that records the numbers called from a given phone. Installation of pen registers became legal through a Supreme Court case in 1979, and has since led to the warrantless collection of metadata.
See the full article in the Grand Rapids Legal News, here: http://www.legalnews.com/grandrapids/1384854