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NBC2 News: Can police search your car for medical marijuana after you leave a dispensary?

NBC2 News: Can police search your car for medical marijuana after you leave a dispensary? by Delia D’Ambra: Attorneys are becoming concerned these patients could fall victim to law enforcement overreach and have their rights violated and not even know … Continue reading

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SF Chronical: DNA hearings: SF officers gave suspect in rapes alcohol test even though they didn’t think he was drunk

SF Chronical: DNA hearings: SF officers gave suspect in rapes alcohol test even though they didn’t think he was drunk by Evan Sernoffsky: San Francisco police never smelled alcohol when they pulled over Orlando Vilchez Lazo last year. They never … Continue reading

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The Atlantic: On the Road, Police Power Has Few Limits

The Atlantic: On the Road, Police Power Has Few Limits by Sarah A. Seo: Officers have wide discretion when they pull over motorists. And the courts keep giving them more.

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Finished all three book supplements over the weekend

Getting back to the blog. Why do all three editors want the supplement by mid-July?

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FL4: Gratuitious references to SWs before jury became prejudicial character evidence; reversed

Two references to search warrants at defendant’s premises became prejudicial character evidence by seeking to link him to other drugs. Conviction reversed. Dawson v. State, 2019 Fla. App. LEXIS 10847 (Fla. 4th DCA July 10, 2019):

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SierraWave.net: Inyo County, Bishop Paiute Tribe Reach Settlement [re searches, seizures, and arrests]

SierraWave.net: Inyo County, Bishop Paiute Tribe Reach Settlement:

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NYT: Russia Sanctions Froze His Fortune. Can the 4th Amendment Unlock It?

NYT: Russia Sanctions Froze His Fortune. Can the 4th Amendment Unlock It? by Ben Protess and William K. Rashbaum

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E.D.Mo.: Successor habeas for 2008 CSLI denied

Successor habeas denied for lack of certification from the court of appeals. Defendant was convicted in 2009, and his first 2255 was filed in 2012. This one claims his 2008 or so CSLI was invalid under Carpenter. Henderson v. United … Continue reading

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D.Kan.: In a civil case, the court takes judicial notice of a search warrant in PACER in the same court

“The court takes judicial notice of the existence of the search warrant as part of its own files and records from judicial proceedings which do not convert motions under Rule 12(b)(6) into motions for summary judgment. See Tal v. Hogan, … Continue reading

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PA: Franks challenge fails for failure to plead

Defendant’s Franks challenge fails for failure to even plead enough. “Appellant never alleged that the police made deliberately false statements or made statements with a reckless disregard for the truth in asserting that McKnight had witnessed the shooting.” Commonwealth v. … Continue reading

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ABAJ: Lawyer count in US increases 14.5% from decade ago …

ABAJ: Lawyer count in US increases 14.5% from decade ago; these 5 states have highest number of active attorneys by Debra Cassens Weiss When I became a lawyer in 1973, there were 250,000 American lawyers. Today it’s 1,352,027.

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NBC: Facebook lawyer says ‘there is no privacy,’ hinting at the challenges of Zuckerberg’s pivot

NBC: Facebook lawyer says ‘there is no privacy,’ hinting at the challenges of Zuckerberg’s pivot by Ben Popken: Some privacy advocates remain concerned that Zuckerberg’s ‘privacy-focused vision’ leaves the company’s core business of data-targeted ads mostly unscathed.

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