This Article examines a troubling pattern in the application of federal law enforcement surveillance statutes-namely, those portions of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (the "ECPA") sometimes known as the Pen Register Statute ("PRS") and the Stored Communications Act- ("SCA")-whereby federal prosecutors secretly and routinely obtain court authorization for surveillance that Congress did not intend and which may violate the Fourth Amendment.
Bankston, Kevin S.
"Only the DOJ Knows: The Secret Law of Electronic Surveillance,"
University of San Francisco Law Review: Vol. 41
, Article 3.
Available at: http://repository.usfca.edu/usflawreview/vol41/iss4/3