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The Watergate break-in happened 45 years ago today

Almost certainly just before midnight the night of June 16, 1972, burglars entered the Watergate Complex to break into the Democratic National Headquarters. Shortly after midnight, June 17th, security guard Frank Wills discovered tape keeping a door from locking, and … Continue reading

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D.P.R.: Parents lacked apparent authority to consent to adult child’s room

The government failed to prove common authority by the consenter, defendant’s mother, for a search of the adult defendant’s separate bedroom. Common authority is far more readily found when the child is a minor, but not when the child is … Continue reading

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The last of the files left in the hacks are gone

Our server service took us down for 48 hours to cleanup files left during the hacks. Regretfully, there were phishing attacks coming from here because of implanted files. You remove what they point out, and then others appear, triggered maybe … Continue reading

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Hacked again

WordPress has been updated, and it’s acting a little funny. But at least it’s working again. Getting phishing reports that tell us of the hacks. We do this whole operation on a shoestring since there is no income from it, … Continue reading

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techdirt: Appeals Court Pretty Sure DOJ Use-Of-Force Guidelines Don’t Violate Police Officers’ 2nd And 4th Amendment Rights

techdirt: Appeals Court Pretty Sure DOJ Use-Of-Force Guidelines Don’t Violate Police Officers’ 2nd And 4th Amendment Rights by Tim Cushing:

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S.D.N.Y.: Losing CI’s cell phone after search was not gov’t bad faith

The defendant can’t show bad faith just because the government lost the cell phone of a CI. Defendant contended that there was exculpatory information or photographs on it but couldn’t define what it was. Negligence is not bad faith. United … Continue reading

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We were hacked (again). Nobody is safe

You probably noticed that the site didn’t work for a good part of yesterday. It’s been hacked before, and the server owner we contract it to took their sweet time undoing this one. The password has been changed twice, but … Continue reading

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Law review article: The Effects of Legislation on Fourth Amendment Protection

The Effects of Legislation on Fourth Amendment Protection by Orin S. Kerr:

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OH3: SW was clearly conclusory, but still saved by GFE

The affidavit to support the search warrant was clearly conclusory, but the court can’t say that the officers didn’t objectively rely on the search warrants for purposes of the good faith exception. It wasn’t in “bad faith,” so it must … Continue reading

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