Reverse Search Warrants Resource Page

To identify criminal suspects, law enforcement officers are turning increasingly to reverse search warrants, such as geofence warrants and keyword search warrants. This trend presents novel challenges to the Fourth Amendment and privacy rights in the United States. 


This webinar from November 10, 2021 features Michael Price, the Fourth Amendment Center’s Litigation Director, Laura Koenig, an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Richmond Virginia, and Spencer McInvaille, a Digital Forensic Examiner at Envista Forensics. Jumana Musa, the Director of the NACDL’s Fourth Amendment Center served as moderator for the panel.

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Policy Updates

  • New York: Senate Bill S296A bans the use of reverse location and reverse keyword searches. 

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