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DeWaard Discusses Pen Registers, Government Surveillance at ACLU of Michigan Meeting

January 16, 2014

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:


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