Daily Archives: February 20, 2017

CA7: No REP re conversations with co-defs in back of a police van

Chicago courts had previously found a distinction between the reasonable expectation of privacy in conversations held in the back of a police squad car and a police van (called a squadrol). The circuit ends this distinction finding it unsupportable. There … Continue reading

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E.D.Mich.: Def’s frisk turned up no weapon; officer asked him to give up gun and he wouldn’t be prosecuted; consent coerced

Defendant was frisked and no weapon was found. The officer told him that if he gave up the gun he wouldn’t be prosecuted. He did, and that was a coerced consent and admission of the gun. Suppressed. United States v. … Continue reading

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D.Neb.: Govt proved inventory valid and not pretext; there was also PC for the search

Defendants were arrested for robbery, and they objected to the R&R as failing to consider that the inventory of the vehicle was a pretext for an investigative search. The court finds that the policy on inventory was followed and that … Continue reading

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GA: State computer privacy statute doesn’t protect IP information from third-party disclosure

A state computer privacy statute cannot be interpreted to protect IP information from administrative subpoena. The state courts have already held it isn’t protected because it’s third-party information. Courtney v. State, 2017 Ga. App. LEXIS 56 (Feb. 17, 2017): Here, … Continue reading

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WaPo: What’s missing in the government’s briefs in the Playpen warrant cases

WaPo: What’s missing in the government’s briefs in the Playpen warrant cases by Orin Kerr: As regular readers know, dozens of federal district courts around the country have ruled on motions to suppress evidence in cases arising from the Playpen … Continue reading

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NY Times: Federal Agency Begins Inquiry Into Auto Lenders’ Use of GPS Tracking

NY Times: Federal Agency Begins Inquiry Into Auto Lenders’ Use of GPS Tracking by Michael Corkery and Jessica Silver-Greenberg: They can figure out when you leave town and see where you parked your car. They can see how many times … Continue reading

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