2015: Constitution Day

American Politics and Policy

Constitution Day
When Traffic Stops Lead to Death: Have Americans Lost Their 4th Amendment Rights?

September 17, 4 p.m.
Watkins Room, Trone Student Center

Presented by Furman University’s Riley Institute and Department of Political Science.

This year we examined the Fourth Amendment within the context of traffic stops and other encounters between law enforcement and members of the public. We were pleased to have Victoria Middleton, executive director of the South Carolina ACLU, come to speak. Teresa Cosby provided an opening on “What does the Fourth Amendment Protect”, Don Aiesi was the moderator for the program.

Welcome, Introductions and Moderator

Jill Fuson
Assistant Director of the Riley Institute

What does the Fourth Amendment protect?

Teresa Cosby, J.D.
Constitutional law professor; former director, S.C. Centers for Equal Justice; and former S.C. assistant attorney general

Policing the police: Citizens’ rights and responsibilities

Victoria Middleton, Ph.D.
Executive Director, ACLU of South Carolina


Don Aiesi, Ph.D.
Constitutional law professor and member, U.S. Supreme Court bar