STRAIGHT DOPE: CIVIL LIBERTIES AT STAKE IN UNIVERSITY GAMBLING SCANDAL

On this episode of the Straight Dope, Colin’s guest, Andrew Mertens, Executive Director of the Iowa Association for Justice, discusses the latest developments in the gambling controversy that rocked the University of Iowa and Iowa State athletic departments last fall. What technology did the state’s Division of Criminal Investigation use to target these athletes? And why should Iowans be concerned about the larger privacy interests at stake? Andrew explains this and more including how the legislature is trying to eliminate some of the very tools defense attorneys used to challenge the evidence and get charges dismissed.