Daily Archives: February 12, 2017

New York Magazine: Watching Donald Trump Try to Puzzle Out What ‘Asset Forfeiture’ Means Is Deeply Discomfiting

New York Magazine: Watching Donald Trump Try to Puzzle Out What ‘Asset Forfeiture’ Means Is Deeply Discomfiting by Jesse Singal:

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Alternet (via Salon): One nation, under cops: 3 reasons to believe America could become a police state under Trump

Alternet (via Salon): One nation, under cops: 3 reasons to believe America could become a police state under Trump by Alexandra Rosenmann A civil rights attorney weighs in on “Big Picture” with Thom Hartmann

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IA: Def’s father’s search of his stuff was objectively as a concerned parent, not as a LEO so it’s a private search

Defendant’s stepfather was a Davenport police officer, and, off-duty, he searched defendant’s property twice and turned it over to the police. The detail of his actions show him acting as a concerned parent, not as a law enforcement officer. Therefore, … Continue reading

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IA: A claim of officer safety has to be objectively justified by the record; Rodriguez followed under state constitution

Iowa adopts Rodriguez under state constitution after a lengthy comparison of its own cases and cases from around the country. A claim of officer safety has to be objectively justified by the record; merely stating it doesn’t make it so. … Continue reading

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ID: Implied consent remains an exception to the warrant requirement under McNeely

Implied consent remains an exception to the warrant requirement under McNeely. State v. Ortega-Vastida, 2017 Ida. App. LEXIS 15 (Feb. 9, 2017):

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