Four years ago, I had a long post on whether thermal imaging devices are in general public use, which, according to dicta in Kyllo v. United States, might enable the police to use them on a home without triggering a Fourth Amendment search. At the time, single-point infra-red temperature sensors started at about $50, and the full-camera thermal imaging devices started around $2,000.
In Kyllo v. United States, 533 U.S. 27 (2001), the Supreme Court held that it violated the Fourth Amendment to direct an infrared thermal imaging device at a home without a warrant to determine the home’s temperature. This post asks whether that result is still good law. I realize that probably sounds a bit nutty at first, as Kyllo is only a few years old. But Kyllo deliberately adopted a test designed to let the result change with social practice .
At Volokh Conspiracy, Orin Kerr has interesting posts (here and here) on two upcoming Supreme Court cases involving the Fourth Amendment: Collins v. Virginia and Byrd v. United States. Collins poses the question whether police can look under a tarp on private property where they have reason to believe that (a) there is a motorcycle under the tarp and (b) the motorcycle has been involved in a crime -- but they have no warrant.
@sternofied@michaelmorley11@WilliamBaude If you mean an accomplishment as a work of legal scholarship, you're already there: We're debating it now, and much more importantly a Supreme Court Justice who may be the new swing vote in 4A cases just mentioned it favorably at argument.
@sternofied@michaelmorley11@WilliamBaude I think that depends on what one thinks is a "real there." Not sure why the many rules of existing law, which clarify 99% of cases (many, perhaps most of which, could be wrongly decided w/your theory) don't count as a there.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".