Lectures & Events

An Introduction to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and Court
FEB 24, 2014
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
CLE Credit
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit

James G. Carr, a senior federal judge for the Northern District of Ohio, and former Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge from 2002 to 2008, will deliver remarks, titled “An Introduction to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and Court." Judge Carr will discuss national security surveillance and his proposal to reform the FISA Court by authorizing judges to appoint lawyers to represent the public interest when new legal issues arise in connection with government surveillance applications.
Speaker Information
Judge James CarrJudge James Carr
Senior United States District Judge in the United States District Court
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Toledo College of Law
Former member, United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

From December 22, 2004, until May 31, 2010, when he assumed Senior status, Judge James Carr was Chief Judge of United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. In addition, from May, 2002, until May, 2008, Judge Carr served, by appointment of Chief Justice William Rehnquist, as a member of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in Washington, D.C.

Among his publications are The Law of Electronic Surveillance (Thomson West) (Treatise); Criminal Procedure Handbook (Clark Boardman) (annual survey 1984-1995); Juvenile Law and its Processes (Michie Bobbs-Merrill, 1989) (2nd Ed.) (Co-Author) (Casebook); and 2 Anderson's Ohio Family Law; Juvenile Court Practice and Procedure (Anderson Pub. Co. 1989) (2nd Ed.) (Co-Author) (Treatise). He also has published several articles, principally on criminal procedure and sentencing.

Before becoming a member of the law faculty on July 1, 1970, Judge Carr was an associate of Gardner & Carton, Chicago, Ill. (1966-68) and Staff Attorney with the Cook County Legal Association Foundation, Evanston, Ill. (1968-70). Judge Carr has taught as an adjunct professor at IIT-Chicago Kent, Loyola of Chicago and the University of Akron.

He is a 1966 Graduate of Harvard Law School and a 1962 magna cum laude graduate of Kenyon College. His academic honors include Phi Beta Kappa, Kenyon College; German Academic Exchange Program Fellowship and Fulbright Travel Grant for study in West Germany during 1962-63; and a Fulbright Research Fellowship for research in Bonn, Germany during 1977-78.

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