Daily Archives: February 19, 2017

N.D.Ga.: Roadblock on the path of escape from an armed robbery was a reasonable stop

A roadblock on the path of escape from an armed robbery was a reasonable stop. United States v. Philpot, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 183882 (N.D.Ga. June 3, 2016), adopted, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 177557 (N.D. Ga. Nov. 16, 2016):

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The Guardian: German parents told to destroy doll that can spy on children

The Guardian: German parents told to destroy doll that can spy on children by Phillip Oltermann: German watchdog classifies My Friend Cayla doll as ‘illegal espionage apparatus’ and says shops and owners could face fines.

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NPR: Local Police Departments Invest In Cell Phone Spy Tools

NPR: Local Police Departments Invest In Cell Phone Spy Tools, All Things Considered: As we depend on our cell phones more and more, the tools to peek into our phones are getting better. Local police departments across the country are … Continue reading

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M.D.La.: When multiple people with apparent authority are present, just one can consent

When multiple people with apparent authority are present, any one of them can consent. Here, the credible evidence shows that three did. Defendant’s Randolph argument is rejected. United States v. Bourgeois, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18927 (M.D. La. Feb. 9, … Continue reading

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D.Nev.: No actual or apparent authority to consent shown; presence of gun in motel room not exigency per se

Actual authority to consent and apparent authority in a motel room are two different things. Here, the government can’t show either on this record. The possibility of a gun in the room is not an exigent circumstance. United States v. … Continue reading

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