Category Archives: Computer searches

The Hill: Court limits DOJ warrant for Facebook data on Trump protesters

The Hill: Court limits DOJ warrant for Facebook data on Trump protesters by Morgan Chalfant:

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Just Security: Top Experts: Can Facebook Legally Disclose Russian Ads–What does the Stored Communications Act say?

Just Security: Top Experts: Can Facebook Legally Disclose Russian Ads–What does the Stored Communications Act say? by Ryan Goodman:

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MA: Nexus shown between murder and def’s computer having relevant evidence on it

The state showed nexus to defendant’s laptop and the victim’s murder. Defendant had forged documents on a computer before, and it was reasonable to conclude that similar events happened here by defendant’s hand. Defendant was well experienced in using computers … Continue reading

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NACDL: Protecting Your Digital Devices at the Border, A Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Primer

NACDL: Protecting Your Digital Devices at the Border, A Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Primer (October 2017): Courts have long made it clear that agents can search the bags of people entering the country. For the past decade or so, U.S. Customs … Continue reading

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Law.com: The Old Particularity in New Digital Raids

Law.com: The Old Particularity in New Digital Raids by Peter A. Crusco In his Cyber Crime column, Peter A. Crusco addresses the particularity requirement as it relates to digital evidence seized by search warrant, reviews some of the recent cases, … Continue reading

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Westlaw Insider: The Fourth Amendment in a Digital Age

Westlaw Insider: The Fourth Amendment in a Digital Age:

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LawNewz: DOJ Seeking Info on 6000 People Who ‘Liked’ Anti-Trump Facebook Page

LawNewz: DOJ Seeking Info on 6000 People Who ‘Liked’ Anti-Trump Facebook Page by Alberto Luperon Fortune: The Trump Administration Is Targeting Anti-Trump Facebook Users by David Meyer Engadget: ACLU challenges DOJ request for info on 6,000 anti-Trump Facebook users by … Continue reading

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CA11: In search of computer for evidence of hacking, lack of time frame or search protocol doesn’t violate 4A

The search warrant for defendant’s computer was for evidence of “hacking” but produced child pornography. The lack of a time frame and search protocol for the search doesn’t make it violate the Fourth Amendment. “Considering the specific circumstances and complexities … Continue reading

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Jurist: A Digital World: Why Law Enforcement Needs to Obey the Fourth Amendment

Jurist: A Digital World: Why Law Enforcement Needs to Obey the Fourth Amendment by Victoria Drake

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Politico: Judge inches toward demand for data on Trump inaugural protest website

Politico: Judge inches toward demand for data on Trump inaugural protest website by Josh Gerstein: A judge is pressing forward with plans to allow enforcement of a search warrant against a website used to organize protests against President Donald Trump’s … Continue reading

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