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Orin Kerr

Orin S. Kerr is a professor of law at the

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  1. ^ a b George Washington Law School Profile
  2. ^ Atkins, Hugh. "Orin Kerr '89: Author, Blogger, Musician and Teacher". , vol. 48, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2011)Tower Hill Bulletin. Retrieved 2013-10-24.
  3. ^ a b Orin S. Kerr curriculum vitae. George Washington University. Retrieved 2013-10-24.
  4. ^ Kerr, Orin. "Supreme Court Clerks, Ten Years Later". .The Volokh Conspiracy 2013-07-24. Retrieved 2013-10-24.
  5. ^ Kerr, Orin. "Blogging Break:". .The Volokh Conspiracy 2009-06-05. Retrieved 2013-10-24.
  6. ^ Gerstein, Josh. "Kerr to advise Cornyn on Kagan". .Politico 2010-05-12. Retrieved 2013-10-24.
  7. ^ "Orin Kerr Named Scholar in Residence at Law Library of Congress". Library of Congress. 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2013-10-24.
  8. ^ 529 F.3d 892 (9th Cir. 2008)
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Kerr's blog contributions at Volokh Conspiracy often focus on developments in internet privacy law. He has been regarded as a leading scholar on Fourth Amendment jurisprudence in electronic communications and surveillance. Kerr was repeatedly cited in the Ninth Circuit's recent opinion Quon v. Arch Wireless Operating Co., Inc.,[8][9] which held that users have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the content of text messages and e-mails. The Supreme Court later took up the case, as Ontario v. Quon, and unanimously reversed.

In 2003, Kerr took a leave of absence from the law school to clerk for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court during October Term 2003.[4] In 2009, he served U.S. Senator John Cornyn of the Senate Judiciary Committee as Special Counsel for Supreme Court Nominations during Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation as Supreme Court Justice;[5] a year later, he again served as an advisor to Cornyn, this time on the Supreme Court confirmation of Elena Kagan.[6] In 2012, he was appointed to a position as a scholar-in-residence at the Library of Congress; the two-year part-time position focused on information technology, privacy, and criminal justice.[7]

[3] In 1997–1998, Kerr was a law clerk for Judge Leonard I. Garth of the

Kerr was born in 1971 in New York and graduated from Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Delaware in 1989.[2] In 1993, he received a B.S.E. magna cum laude in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University; in 1994, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He attended Harvard Law School, where he was executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy; he received his J.D. magna cum laude in 1997.[3]

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