College of Law

State v. Malloy and the 4th Amendment

State v. Malloy and the 4th Amendment

DATE: Friday, January 7 2022
TIME: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
COST: Free and open to the public
1 hour CLE (pending)

This webinar will discuss the Utah Supreme Court Case State v. Malloy, in which the court discusses the standard to be applied in a 4th Amendment Trespass case.  Professor Matthew Tokson will discuss 4th Amendment Law and Sam Sutton will discuss what the appeal means for future enforcement.





Sam Sutton, Deputy District Attorney, Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office

Sam Sutton is part of the Class of 2012 but he graduated in 2013 with the dual-degree program for Master’s in Public Policy. Sutton worked at the DA’s Office ever since he fell in love with criminal law in law school. He is a Salt Lake City native and comes from a family of lawyers. Thankfully they don’t argue with each other too often anymore!


Matthew ToksonMatt Tokson, Professor of Law, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Professor Tokson’s research focuses on the Fourth Amendment and its application to new technologies and social contexts. He has also written about broader theoretical issues in privacy, judicial decisionmaking, and criminal punishment, and he is currently co-leading an interdisciplinary group studying the psychological effects of incarceration. Professor Tokson’s recent articles have been published or are forthcoming in the Harvard Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, and the George Washington Law Review. His article Knowledge and Fourth Amendment Privacy was discussed at oral argument in the Supreme Court case Carpenter v. United States.

Professor Tokson graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College and with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was the Executive Articles Editor of the Law Review. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg and to the Honorable David H. Souter of the United States Supreme Court. Professor Tokson has also served as a fellow at the University of Chicago and as a senior litigation associate in the criminal investigations group of WilmerHale, in Washington, D.C.


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