Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Supreme Court Questions Warrantless Cell Phone Searches

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in two cases debating whether the police need warrants to search the cellphones of people under arrest. The main issue is whether modern cellphones, with their vast data capacity, require a different approach under the Fourth Amendment and its ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. To learn more about search warrants and the Fourth Amendment, watch our award-winning film on the landmark search and seizure case, Mapp v. Ohio.

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Our Film “The Right to Remain Silent” Awarded a Bronze Medal

Our film “The Right to Remain Silent” on the landmark Supreme Court criminal rights case Miranda v. Arizona won a Bronze Medal from the 2014 New York Festival’s International Film and TV Awards. You can watch our film here. To learn more about the New York Festivals, please visit their website.

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April 8th is Equal Pay Day and Lilly Ledbetter Continues Her Fight to Close the Wage Gap

Lilly Ledbetter was once again at the White House, this time to watch President Obama sign two Executive Orders to help close the pay gap between men and women. President Obama’s orders will make it harder for federal contractors to retaliate against employees who discuss their pay information. To learn more about Lilly Ledbetter and the ongoing fight to close the wage gap, watch our film, A Call to Act: Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.

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