Olmstead and the Forehead of Zeus: Brandeis and Fairfield Rescue the Fourth Amendment’s Mythological 'Crazy Quilt'

Posted: 1 Mar 2012

Date Written: March 1, 2012

Abstract

Article arguing that the Fourth Amendment’s interrelated third party doctrine and operational realities test provide an inadequate “crazy quilt” of protection that ignores property rights online, and how a combination of Justice Brandeis’s Olmstead dissent and Professor Fairfield’s virtual property theory creates a sensible Fourth Amendment application in a digital world.

Keywords: Fourth Amendment, virtual property, property, property rights

JEL Classification: K11, K14, K10

Suggested Citation

Hass, Douglas A., Olmstead and the Forehead of Zeus: Brandeis and Fairfield Rescue the Fourth Amendment’s Mythological 'Crazy Quilt' (March 1, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2014026

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