Daily Archives: March 11, 2017

Tenth Amendment Center: Massachusetts Bill Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying

Tenth Amendment Center: Massachusetts Bill Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying by Mike Maharrey: BOSTON, Mass. (March 10, 2017) – A Massachusetts bill would generally prohibit the warrantless use of stingray devices and the collection of electronic data stored by service … Continue reading

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PA: SW for house permitted search of guest’s pants that were on floor when the police arrived

Police came with a drug search warrant into the house of another where defendant was sleeping with a woman, and told him to get up. He reached for his nearby pants, and they took them and searched them finding his … Continue reading

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CA9: Hearing apparent domestic abuse inside from choking and threatening to use a gun justified police entry

“The district court properly concluded that probable cause and exigent circumstances justified the police officers’ warrantless entry into the apartment. The officers heard Harris and Leanna Devad fighting; witnesses reported hearing choking sounds and hearing Devad say that Harris had … Continue reading

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ND: Cell phone subject to probation search of house where CP suspected to be on it

Defendant was on supervised probation, and his PO received information from his girlfriend that he had “provocative” pictures of clothed young girls he was uploading to a cell phone that had no service. It was reasonable to seize and search … Continue reading

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MA: Impoundment unreasonable in purported “high crime” area that was partly residential with other cars already there; Swiss Army knife not an indicator other weapons in car

Defendant was stopped and arrested in a “high crime” area [which apparently didn’t include stripping cars]. The area was partly residential and other cars were parked on the street, too. That alone didn’t make it reasonable to have to impound … Continue reading

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Tenth Amendment Center: New Hampshire House Passes Bill Banning Support for Warrantless Federal Spying Programs

Tenth Amendment Center: New Hampshire House Passes Bill Banning Support for Warrantless Federal Spying Programs by Michael Bolden:

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