Clifford S. Fishman, J.D.
Professor of Law
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• Criminal Law
• Search and Seizure
• Evidence at Trial
• Sixth Amendment
• Electronic Surveillance
• Privacy in the Workplace
• Auto Searches
• Rape law
• Origins of Contemporary Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure and Evidence in the Torah
School: Columbus School of Law
February 20, 2015
On teachable moments of cases involving race: “The legitimacy of the grand jury and its role in our criminal justice system are being challenged in ways it hasn’t been challenged before, and it’s something my students have to know about,” he said. “The fact that most police officers are white and a disproportionate number of people arrested are nonwhite means we have to confront race in any case where that is the lineup from start to finish.”
January 27, 2015
On national car-surveillance programs: Today, “we either ignore the issue altogether or we run around like chickens, screaming, ‘Big Brother! Big Brother!’ What we need to study is what we gain as a society by allowing government or industry to acquire, store, access, and use information about us versus what we give up in terms of privacy.”
September 27, 2014
Fishman was interviewed on privacy and cameras when it comes to renting services.
September 6, 2014
Fishman was quoted in a major investigative series by the Washington Post of the Equitable Sharing Program, a federal law that permits the seizure of hundreds of millions of dollars in cash from motorists and others not charged with crimes.
April 1, 2014
Low-tech high court to weigh police search of smartphones
Fishman et al. cover the Federal Rules of Evidence and the latest revised Federal Rules of Procedure, and provide guidance on how to apply the rules. It also offers expanded coverage of exclusionary law.
Fishman et al. provides information and tactics for criminal and civil practitioners in situations where Internet, computer, phone (analog, digital, and cellular), or other monitored and recorded evidence issues arise.
Mississippi Law Journal [81:5] Fishman addressed the issue of a government employee’s right to workplace privacy from the agency that employs him or her.
Widener Law Review Fishman article examines the effect of Giles v. California on the "testimonial/heresay" statement of a child declarant who does not testify at a defendant's trial.
Fishman was a prosecutor in New York City from 1969-1977 and has given the following presentations to professional and non-professional groups:
Search, Seizure and Technology (Searching autos and containers; Search and Seizure in the Public Schools or on College Campuses)
“Street Law” (Search and seizure, police questioning for high school students)
Evidence of a Rape Complainant’s Prior Sexual Conduct (Whether evidence of the complainant’s prior sexual conduct or prior sexual assaults should be admitted)
Racial Profiling and Law Enforcement
Old Testament Justice: the Origins of Modern Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Evidence law in the Torah
Miranda: Rights, Wrongs and Unanswered Questions
Recordings, Transcriptions and Translations as Evidence
Defense Counsel Access to a Prosecution Witness’s Psychotherapy or Counseling records
The Impending Death of Privacy (versions for lay and professional audiences)
Jews of the American Revolution
The life of Jacob the Patriarch
Joseph and Judah: Why Joseph revealed his identity to his brothers
God’s Names in the Torah