by Nathan Chang

Rotary phoneThis podcast gives insight into the progression of the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution through time via two court cases, Carpenter v. United States and Smith v. Maryland. These two cases were both integral to how the advancement of technology has affected American legislation by addressing intrusive surveillance technology such as pen registers and CSLI, or cell-site location information. With new technology constantly springing up, our privacy has never been more vulnerable.

Works Cited
Carpenter v. United States. (n.d.). Oyez. Retrieved April 7, 2021, from

Cedarbaum, J., Cahill, N., & McHale, S. (2019, June 20). Digital Data Privacy One Year After Carpenter. Retrieved April 8, 2021, from

Kerr, O. [@OrinKerr]. (2018, June 22). It occurs, to me, though, that a ton of work is being done in the opinion by the Court’s lack [Tweet]. Twitter.

Matsakis, L. (2018, June 22). Carpenter v. United States decision Strengthens digital privacy. Retrieved April 08, 2021, from

Smith v. Maryland. (n.d.). Oyez. Retrieved April 17, 2021, from

Wessler, N. (2017, April 11). Cell phone records can show where you sleep and where you pray. Retrieved April 08, 2021, from

Audio Sources

Retrieved from
● Big Glass Breaking Combo Sound Effect
● AR10 7.62×51 308 Close Single Gunshot A Sound Effect
● Rifle Burst Fire D Sound Effect
● Suspenseful Dialogue
● Too Crazy
● Sentimental Dialogue
● Time Alone

Image: Analog,” Derek Bruff, Flickr, CC BY-NC