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Getting caught up after a jury trial

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VI: Report of gun pointed from a particular car is RS

A report that a gun had been pointed from a car was reasonable suspicion to stop the car. When three of the four doors of the car flung open on the stop, it was reasonable to order everyone to the … Continue reading

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Reason: Federal Judge Rules Unlicensed Dogs Aren’t Protected By Fourth Amendment

Reason: Federal Judge Rules Unlicensed Dogs Aren’t Protected By Fourth Amendment by C.J. Ciaramella: Nikita Smith sued the Detroit police after they shot her three dogs on a pot raid. A judge ruled the dogs were “contraband.”

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Federal “war on drugs” started “80 Years Ago Today: President Signs First Federal Anti-Marijuana Law”

NORML Blog: 80 Years Ago Today: President Signs First Federal Anti-Marijuana Law by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director:

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WaPo: Former Ariz. sheriff Joe Arpaio, who took extreme stance on immigration, is convicted of criminal contempt [including 4A violations, with opinion link]

WaPo: Former Ariz. sheriff Joe Arpaio, who took extreme stance on immigration, is convicted of criminal contempt by Matt Zapotosky. Opinion link below. Arpaio was also found to have violated the Fourth Amendment rights of detainees: Courthouse News Service: Judge … Continue reading

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Overseizure? I’m sure the floormat wasn’t mentioned in the search warrant

Since I have one at my house … I used to have one at my office. I let a client have it, and he was arrested after a search of his house two weeks later.

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IA declines to abandon automobile exception just because of availability of electronic warrants

Iowa declines to abandon the automobile exception just because technological advances make it possible to apply for telephone or email warrants from the scene of a search. Other states attempted that and reverted back to the automobile exception. State v. … Continue reading

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The New Yorker: The Bootlegger, the Wiretap, and the Beginning of Privacy

The New Yorker: The Bootlegger, the Wiretap, and the Beginning of Privacy by Karen Abbott

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WaPo: Number of fatal shootings by police is nearly identical to last year

WaPo: Number of fatal shootings by police is nearly identical to last year by John Sullivan, Reis Thebault, Julie Tate and Jennifer Jenkins: Police nationwide shot and killed 492 people in the first six months of this year, a number … Continue reading

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