Defense lawyers want to educate public on drones

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Arguing that its site will fill “a critical public need” for information, the nation’s leading group of defense lawyers launched on Tuesday an online drone information center.

“At the moment, people’s concerns about how drones will be used domestically are increasing, but information remains scattered. The Domestic Drone Information Center aims to put everything in one place,” said Steven D. Benjamin, president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

The site aims to bring together drone legislation, media reports, case law, drone-related events and a wealth of other information on the domestic explosion of unmanned aerial systems.

The lawyers also argue that as drones become more prevalent in American skies, it’s vital that privacy and Fourth Amendment rights be protected.

“It is important that the public, and most especially the defense bar, monitor this situation to ensure that individuals’ privacy and constitutional rights are not infringed upon,” said NACDL Executive Director Norman Reimer, adding that the site will “be an asset for lawyers and members of the public alike.”

The information center can be found at nacdl.org/domesticdrones.

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