Need a nuanced paper topic re. wiretapping/Title III ASAP

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JDYesPlease
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Need a nuanced paper topic re. wiretapping/Title III ASAP

Postby JDYesPlease » Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:50 pm

Hi TLS users:

I need to select a nuanced paper topic with wiretapping and/or Title III as the overall subject matter. I hardly ever post on TLS, but I remember loving the creativity of the forum posters when applying to law school and am hoping some of you can channel that same creativity into my selection of a paper topic. It's not a big paper (can't be more than 7 pages), but even still, it would be nice to have a fun and creative idea for my professor. Let me know if anyone has any good ideas (e.g. recommendation of a new federal law, etc.)! Thanks!

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Re: Need a nuanced paper topic re. wiretapping/Title III ASAP

Postby swampman » Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:01 pm

Here's one I've been meaning to write but don't have time: Does Jimmy McNulty's desire to wiretap the Barksdale organization reflect his hidden need to wiretap his own feelings, which have long been suppressed by alcoholism?

I think there's a lot of nuance there. Obviously you could take it in a lot of different directions.

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Re: Need a nuanced paper topic re. wiretapping/Title III ASAP

Postby JDYesPlease » Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:09 pm

Classic response. Are you in my class? I want to write about Jimmy McNulty too, but mainly to show how easily police can feign exhaustion in wiretap affidavits to obtain a warrant. If he was drunk driving when chasing the Barksdale crew in the towers, does his drunkenness negatively affect exhaustion? If I am a defense attorney and can prove he was drunk, I can argue that the exhaustion requirement in Title III and the MD wiretapping statute was not satisfied...

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Re: Need a nuanced paper topic re. wiretapping/Title III ASAP

Postby swampman » Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:16 pm

JDYesPlease wrote:Classic response. Are you in my class? I want to write about Jimmy McNulty too, but mainly to show how easily police can feign exhaustion in wiretap affidavits to obtain a warrant. If he was drunk driving when chasing the Barksdale crew in the towers, does his drunkenness negatively affect exhaustion? If I am a defense attorney and can prove he was drunk, I can argue that the exhaustion requirement in Title III and the MD wiretapping statute was not satisfied...

I would read that paper so hard. Would just add that it's important to really get into his emotional state, and I think the only way to do that is to go in depth into his personal history and give the readers an idea what really drives him.




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