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WaPo: D.C. police oversight agency says complaints are rising over searches

WaPo: D.C. police oversight agency says complaints are rising over searches by Peter Hermann: A D.C. police oversight board says it has received an increased number of complaints about officers conducting searches of people, vehicles and houses without obtaining proper consent, … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Dismayed by Trump, Head of Drug Enforcement Administration to Leave 

NYTimes: Dismayed by Trump, Head of Drug Enforcement Administration to Leave by Michael S. Schmidt: The acting head of the Drug Enforcement Administration will resign at the end of the week, according to law enforcement officials, who said he had become … Continue reading

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The Guardian: Opinion: Why the decriminalisation of marijuana is a civil rights cause 

The Guardian: Opinion: Why the decriminalisation of marijuana is a civil rights cause by Al Sharpton: Generations of Americans – mostly people of colour – have been crushed by aggressive laws on marijuana. It’s time for that to change.

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Posts lost in the transition have been restored

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Articles on constitutionality of Arpaio pardon for conviction for contempt for violating court order on 4A rights

Politico: Legal groups move to challenge Trump’s Arpaio pardon by Madeline Conway Truthout: Will Judge Overturn Arpaio Pardon? by Marjorie Cohn Slate: Was Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio Unconstitutional? by Dahlia Lithwick DiversityInc: Arpaio Pardon Unconstitutional, Justice Groups Challenge by … Continue reading

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TN: GFE to warrantless blood draw doesn’t apply to implied consent

The trial court did not err in suppressing the results of the warrantless blood draw performed on defendant because the State failed to show that the blood was drawn pursuant to a recognized exception to the warrant requirement, and implied … Continue reading

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Fourth Amendment Localism, 93 Ind. L.J. forthcoming

Fourth Amendment Localism, 93 Ind. L.J. forthcoming, Wayne A. Logan (June 2, 2017). Abstract:

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NLJ: Federal Judge Sues Judicial Conference Over Forced Mental Health Evaluation

NLJ: Federal Judge Sues Judicial Conference Over Forced Mental Health Evaluation by Cogan Schneier (claiming that the forced mental examination violates the Fifth and Fourth Amendments and separation of powers).

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KY: Search incident of a cell phone between Riley cert grant and decision was unreasonable; no binding authority in state, so no GFE

Defendant’s cell phone was subjected to a search incident for it’s data between the cert grant in Riley and the decision. Riley was a new rule and retroactive. There was no binding authority in Kentucky at the time, so the … Continue reading

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ACLU and EFF sue over border searches of smartphones

WaPo: Agents are increasingly searching smartphones at the border. This lawsuit wants to limit that. Fortune: ACLU, EFF Sue to Stop Phone, Laptop Searches at the Border NYTimes: Forced Searches of Phones and Laptops at US Border Are Illegal, Lawsuit … Continue reading

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