Boston University School of Law

Tracey Maclin

Education

Tufts University, Medford, MA
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, May 1980
Graduated magna cum laude
Activities: Big Brother Association of Boston
Intercollegiate Football

Columbia University School Of Law, New York, NY
Juris Doctor, May 1983
Honors & Activities: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar (Dean’s List) (second year)
Charles Evans Hughes Scholar

Employment

Boston University School Of Law, Boston, MA
Professor of Law (Present)

Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
Visiting Professor of Law (Aug 1995-July 1996)

Cornell Law School, Ithaca, NY
Visiting Professor of Law (June 1992-June 1993)

Boston University School Of Law, Boston, MA
Professor of Law (June 1990-June 1992)

Cornell Law School, Ithaca, NY
Visiting Associate Professor of Law (July 1989-June 1990)

Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
Associate Professor of Law (June 1987-June 1988)

University Of Kentucky College Of Law, Lexington, KY
Assistant Professor of Law (July 1985-May 1987)

Cahill Gordon & Reidel, New York, NY
Associate (Oct. 1984-June 1985)

The Honorable Boyce F. Martin, JR., Circuit Judge United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Law Clerk (Sept. 1983-Sept. 1984)

Amicus Briefs

Counsel of Record in the United States Supreme Court for The Cato Institute and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and author of amicus brief in Hudson v. Michigan

Counsel of Record in the United States Supreme Court for the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and author of amicus brief in Thornton v. United States, 541 U.S. 615 (2004)

Counsel of Record in the United States Supreme Court for the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and author of amicus brief in Maryland v. Pringle, 540 U.S. 366 (2003)

Counsel of Record in the United States Supreme Court for the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and author of amicus brief in Arizona v. Gant, 540 U.S. ___ (2003)

Counsel of Record in the United States Supreme Court for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and author of amicus brief in Florida v. Thomas, 532 U.S. 774 (2001)

Counsel of Record in the United States Supreme Court for the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and author of amicus brief in Illinois v. Wardlow, 528 U.S. 119 (2000)

Counsel of Record in the United States Supreme Court for the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and author of amicus brief in Minnesota v. Carter, 525 U.S. 83 (1998)

Counsel of Record in the United States Supreme Court for the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and author of amicus brief in Pa. Board of Probation and Parole v. Scott, 514 U.S. 357 (1998)

Counsel of Record in the United States Supreme Court for the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and author of amicus brief in Richards v. Wisconsin, 520 U.S. 385 (1997)

Counsel of Record in the United States Supreme Court for the American Civil Liberties Union and author of amicus brief in Ohio v. Robinette, 519 U.S. 33 (1996)

Counsel of Record in the United States Supreme Court for the American Civil Liberties Union and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and author of amicus brief in Ornelas v. United States, 517 U.S. 690 (1996)

Counsel of Record in the United States Supreme Court for the American Civil Liberties Union and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and author of amicus brief in Wilson v. Arkansas, 514 U.S. 927 (1995)

Counsel of Record for American Civil Liberties Union and author of amicus brief in Arizona v. Evans, 514 U.S. 1 (1995)

Activities

Appointed by Secretary of State William Galvin to a five-year term to be a commissioner on the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission (December 2003)

Invited Speaker: The Permissibility of Race or Ethnicity as a Factor in Assessing the Reasonableness of a Search or Seizure. A symposium on the Fourth Amendment sponsored by the National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law, The University of Mississippi School of Law. (February 21, 2003)

Invited Speaker: Workshop on Section 1983 Litigation, sponsored by the Federal Judicial Center. Spoke to Federal District Judges from across the country on Fourth and Fifth Amendment cases that are pending in the United States Supreme Court in the October 2003 Term. Boston, MA (July 30, 2003)

Invited Speaker: Mississippi Public Defenders Spring Seminar. Spoke on Fourth Amendment issues concerning traffic stops, searches-incident-to arrest, arrest of multiple car occupants. Gulfport, MS (May 15, 2003)

President of the Board of Directors for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts (2002-2004)

Invited speaker: The Effect of Technology on Fourth Amendment Analysis and Individual Rights. A symposium on the Fourth Amendment sponsored by the National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law, The University of Mississippi School of Law. (April 12, 2002)

Presentation to the Suffolk County Lawyers for Justice. Presented a paper on recent constitutional criminal procedure rulings of the United States Supreme Court. (October 24, 2001)

Invited Speaker: Supreme Court Review Panel, 2000 Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association, New York, New York (July 7, 2000)

Invited Speaker: Section 1983: Civil Rights Litigation, Washington D.C. (April 6-7, 2000), sponsored by Georgetown University Law Center Continuing Legal Education

Invited Speaker: Are the People “Secure”?: The Fourth Amendment and Modern Police Practice, New York University Review of Law & Social Change, New York University School of Law (April 5, 2000)

Invited Speaker: Constitutional Lawyering in the 21st Century, sponsored by the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts (March 3-4, 2000)

Invited Speaker: Symposium 2000: Race, Crime and the Constitution, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Feb. 2000)

Invited Speaker: Winning Strategies for Defending Federal Criminal Cases (June 3, 1999) Savannah, Georgia, sponsored by the Federal Defender Training Group

Speaker and Participant: Supreme Court 1998-99, The Term in Review, Washington, D.C. (July, 1999) sponsored by the Federal Judicial Center

Invited Speaker: “Driving While Black?: A Study in Search and Seizure,” Judicial Council Seminar, National Bar Association (April 17, 1999)

Invited Speaker: Fifth Annual “Rights of Spring” District of Columbia chapter of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (March 20, 1999)

Invited Speaker: Winning Strategies for Defending Federal Criminal Cases (August, 1998) Portland, Maine, sponsored by the Federal Defender Training Group

Speaker and Participant: Supreme Court 1997-98, The Term in Review, Washington, D.C. (July, 1998) sponsored by the Federal Judicial Center

Invited Speaker: Terry v. Ohio 30 Years Later: A Conference on the Fourth Amendment, Law Enforcement and Police-Citizen Encounters, St. John’s University School of Law (April, 1998)

Invited Speaker and Participant: The Supreme Court Preview (1997-1998 Term). The Institute of Bill of Rights Law, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, The College of William and Mary (Oct., 1997)

Invited Speaker: Judicial Conference of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Providence, R.I. (Sept., 1997)

Invited Speaker and Participant: The Supreme Court Preview (1996-1997 Term). The Institute of Bill of Rights Law, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, The College of William and Mary (Oct., 1996)

Invited Speaker: Workshop for the Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Hyannis, MA (Oct. 3, 1996)

Named one of the 40 Young Attorneys under the age of 40 who are “Rising Stars in the Law” by The National Law Journal, (Nov. 20, 1995)

Invited Participant: Police, Lawyers, and Truth: A Symposium. Organized by the Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard Law School, (Nov. 14, 1995)

Invited Speaker and Participant: The Supreme Court Preview (1995-1996 Term). The Institute of Bill of Rights Law, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, The College of William and Mary (Oct., 1995)

Winner of the Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching at Boston University (May, 1995)

Invited Speaker and Participant: The Supreme Court Preview (1994-1995 Term). The Institute of Bill of Rights Law, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, The College of William and Mary (Oct., 1994)

Featured Lecturer: Mellon Lecture Series, University of Pittsburgh School of Law (March 31, 1994)

Invited Speaker and Participant: Race, Crime, and Law in America. Washington and Lee University School of Law (March 11, 1994)

Featured Speaker: Ninth Annual Conference of the International Association for Civil Oversight of Law Enforcement, Cambridge, Massachusetts (September, 1993)

Invited Speaker: 1994 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, Criminal Justice Section (Jan., 1994)

Invited Speaker and Participant: American Criminal Justice System Approaching the Year 2000. The Institute of Bill of Rights Law, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, The College of William and Mary (Nov., 1993)

Invited Speaker and Participant: The Supreme Court Preview (1993-1994 Term). The Institute of Bill of Rights Law, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, The College of William and Mary (Sept., 1993)

Invited Speaker: Fourth Annual Clason Lecture Series at the Western New England College School of Law (Spring 1993)

Invited Speaker: The History and Legacy of the Writs of Assistance. Moderated by Justice David Souter, Supreme Court of the United States. ABA Midyear Meeting Advisory Committee, Boston, Massachusetts (Feb., 1993)

Invited Speaker: The Third Annual Forum on the Bill of Rights in Honor of Judge Robert S. Vance sponsored by the Federal Bar Association of Atlanta, Georgia (Oct., 1992)

Invited Speaker and Participant: The Supreme Court Preview (1992-1993 Term). The Institute of Bill of Rights Law, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, The College of William and Mary (Sept., 1992)

Invited Speaker and Participant: Liberty and Security: A Contemporary Perspective on the “Criminal Justice Revolution: of the 1960’s, Constitutional Law Resource Center, Drake University School of Law, Des Moines, Iowa (April, 1992)

Invited Speaker: Office of the Appellate Defender, New York, NY (Dec., 1991)

Invited Speaker: Panel Discussion on Campus Speech: 1991 Yale Law School Alumni Weekend (Oct., 1991)

Invited Speaker: Panel Discussion at Harvard Law School on the nomination of Judge Clarence Thomas to the United States Supreme Court (Sept., 1991)

Invited Speaker: The Bill of Rights Yesterday and Today: A Bicentennial Celebration, Valparaiso University School of Law (Sept., 1991)

Invited Speaker and Participant: The Supreme Court Preview (1991-1992 Term). The Institute of Bill of Rights Law, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, The College of William and Mary (Sept., 1991)

Official Reporter, Future of the Courts Commission established in July, 1990, by Chief Justice Paul Liacos of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to provide a blueprint for the next 30 years concerning changes in the Massachusetts judicial system. Responsible for writing the Report and Recommendation of the Criminal Justice Task Force, which was included in the Final Report, submitted to Chief Justice Liacos in August, 1992

Invited Speaker: “The Changing Focus of the Drug Wars: The Abridgement of Fundamental Rights in the War on Drugs,” University of Michigan School of Law, Ann Arbor, Michigan (April, 1991)

Moderator: Panel discussion at Cornell University on the legalization of drugs. Speakers included William von Raab, former Commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service under President Reagan, and Benjamin Ward, former New York City Police Commissioner under Mayor Ed Koch (April, 1990)

Invited Speaker: Tufts University forum discussing the Supreme Court’s affirmative actions cases. Main topic: the Court’s decision in City of Richmond v. Croson (Spring, 1989)

Numerous appearances on Boson area television and radio news programs discussing issues related to constitutional law, criminal procedure and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Publications

"Cell Phones, Search Incident to Arrest, and the Supreme Court," Boston University Law Review Perspectives 3 (2014). 
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"Maryland v. King: Terry v. Ohio Redux," 2013 Supreme Court Review 359 (2013). 
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"No More Chipping Away: The Roberts Court Uses An Axe to Take Out the Fourth Amendment Exclusionary Rule," with Jennifer Rader, 81 Mississippi Law Journal 1183 (2012). 
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The Supreme Court and the Fourth Amendment's Exclusionary RuleOxford University Press (2012). 

"Framing the Fourth," with Julia Grace Mirabella, 109 Michigan Law Review 1049 (2011). 
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"A Criminal Procedure Regime Based on Instrumental Values," review of Donald Dripps, About Guilt and Innocence: The Origins, Development, and Future of Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Praeger Publishers (2002), 22 Constitutional Commentary 197 (2009). 
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"James Otis (1725-1783)," in The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law 411, Roger K. Newman, ed., Yale University Press (2009). 

"United States v. Whren: The Fourth Amendment Problem with Pretextual Traffic Stops," in We Dissent: Talking Back to the Rehnquist Court, Eight Cases That Subverted Civil Liberties and Civil Rights 90, Michael Avery, ed., New York University Press (2009). 

"The Good and Bad News About Consent Searches in the Supreme Court," 39 McGeorge Law Review 27 (2008). 
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"The Bush Administration's Terrorist Surveillance Program and the Fourth Amendment's Warrant Requirement: Lessons from Justice Powell and the Keith Case," in Symposium Katz v. U.S.: 40 Years Later: International Crime and Terrorism, 41 U.C. Davis Law Review 1249 (2007-08). 
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"Police Interrogation During Traffic Stops: More Questions than Answers," 31 The Champion 34 (2007). 
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"Hoffa v. United States: Secret Agents in Private Spaces," in Criminal Procedure Stories 181, Carol Streiker, ed., Foundation Press (2006). 

"Is Obtaining an Arrestee's DNA a Valid Special Needs Search Under the Fourth Amendment? What Should (and Will) the Supreme Court Do?" 33 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 102 (2005). Reprinted in 34 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 165 (2006). 
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"Is Yale Kamisar as Good as Joe Namath?: A Look Back at Kamisar's 'Prediction' of Miranda v. Arizona," 2 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 33 (2004). 
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"The Pringle Case's New Notion of Probable Cause: An Assault on Di Re and the Fourth Amendment," 2003-2004 Cato Supreme Court Review 395 (2004). 
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"'Voluntary' Interviews and Airport Searches of Middle Eastern Men: The Fourth Amendment in a Time of Terror," in Symposium, The Permissibility of Race or Ethnicity as a Factor in Assessing the Reasonableness of a Search or Seizure, 73 Mississippi Law Journal 471 (2003). 
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"Katz, Kyllo and Technology: Virtual Fourth Amendment Protection in the Twenty-First Century," 72 Mississippi Law Journal 51 (2002). 
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"Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: Why the Supreme Court Should Leave Fourth Amendment History Unabridged," 82 Boston University Law Review 895 (2002). 
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"Wiretapping and Eavesdropping," in 4 Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice 1677, 2d ed., Joshua Dressler, ed., Macmillan Reference USA (2002). 

"The Fourth Amendment on the Freeway," 3 Rutgers Race and the Law Review 117 (2001). 
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"On Amending the Fourth: Another Grave Threat to Liberty," National Law Journal A20 (Nov. 12, 2001). 

"What Can Fourth Amendment Doctrine Learn from Vagueness Doctrine?" 3 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 398 (2001). 
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"Drug Testing: The Fourth Amendment," in 3 The Constitution and Its Amendments 78, Roger K. Newman, ed., Macmillan Reference USA (1999). 

"Race and the Fourth Amendment," 51 Vanderbilt Law Review 333 (1998). Reprinted in 25 Search and Seizure Law Report 65 (Oct. 1998). 
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"Terry v. Ohio's Fourth Amendment Legacy: Black Men and Police Discretion," 72 St. John's Law Review 1271 (Oct. 1998). Reprinted in 26 Search and Seizure Law Report 157 (Oct. 1999). 
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"Can a Traffic Offense Be D.W.B. (Driving While Black)?" Los Angeles Times 2 (Mar. 9, 1997). 

"The Complexity of the Fourth Amendment: A Historical Review," 77 Boston University Law Review 925 (1997). Reprinted in 25 Search and Seizure Law Report 49 (July/Aug. 1998). 
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"Open Door Policy: Court Rulings on Traffic Stops Undercut Fourth Amendment Protections," 83:7 American Bar Association Journal 46 (July 1997). 
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"Informants and the Fourth Amendment," 74 Washington University Law Quarterly 573 (1996). 
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"1995-96 Supreme Court Preview: Mock Arguments in Romer v. Evans," with Michael J. Gerhardt, 4 The William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal 639 (1995). 
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"Court Is Off Base on Student Drug Tests," Newsday A32 (Aug. 9, 1995). 

"Public Housing Searches Ignore the Constitution," The Christian Science Monitor 19 (May 24, 1994). 

"Warrantless Sweeps Are an Erosion of Freedom," Houston Chronicle 33 (April 22, 1994). 

"When the Cure for the Fourth Amendment is Worse Than the Disease," 68 Southern California Law Review 1 (1994). 
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"The Central Meaning of the Fourth Amendment," 35 William and Mary Law Review 197 (1993). Reprinted in 21:2 Search and Seizure Law Report 9 (Feb. 1994). 
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"Justice Thurgood Marshall: Taking the Fourth Amendment Seriously," 77 Cornell Law Review 723 (1992). 
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"They Were Not True Blue," Newsday  (Oct. 7, 1992). 

"Black and Blue Encounters?- Some Preliminary Thoughts About Fourth Amendment Seizures: Should Race Matter?" in Symposium, The Bill of Rights Yesterday and Today: A Bicentennial Celebration, 26 Valparaiso University Law Review 243 (1991). 
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"The Decline of the Right of Locomotion: The Fourth Amendment on the Streets," 75 Cornell Law Review 1258 (1990). 
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"Fourth Amendment Attack: Police Actions Violate Freedom of Locomotion," Syracuse Post-Standard A7 (Jan. 3, 1990). 

"The Fourth Amendment is Under Attack--Does Anybody Care?" 17 Cornell Law Forum 7 (1990). 

"Seeing the Constitution from the Backseat of a Police Squad Car," review of H. Richard Uviller, Tempered Zeal, Contemporary Books (1988), 70 Boston University Law Review 543 (1990). 
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"Constructing Fourth Amendment Principles from the Government Perspective: Whose Amendment Is It, Anyway?" 25 American Criminal Law Review 1 (1988). 
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"New York v. Class: A Little-Noticed Case With Disturbing Implications," 78 Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 1 (1987). 
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