Daily Archives: March 21, 2017

WaPo: A cop fires. A teen dies. Yet six police body cameras somehow miss what happens.

WaPo: A cop fires. A teen dies. Yet six police body cameras somehow miss what happens. by Craig Timberg:

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SCOTUS: Manuel v. City of Joliet: Pretrial detention is governed by the Fourth Amendment, especially when the probable cause for detention is on fabricated evidence

Manuel v. City of Joliet, 2017 U.S. LEXIS 2021 (U.S. March 21, 2017). SCOTUSBlog: Opinion analysis: The Fourth Amendment governs unlawful pretrial detention claims even after legal process begins; everything else is remanded by Rory Little Syllabus:

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WaPo: The Watch Blog: On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear a case with major implications for the Second and Fourth Amendments

WaPo: The Watch Blog: On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear a case with major implications for the Second and Fourth Amendments by Radley Balko:

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CA10: Random drug testing of juvenile detention supervisors was reasonable

The special needs doctrine justified warrantless random drug testing of juvenile detention officers. A documented problem of drug abuse is not required before they can be tested. The government satisfies its burden for random drug testing in this context balanced … Continue reading

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DE: Heavy foot traffic between a house there is PC as to doesn’t make the other subject to search

Heavy foot traffic between two homes is not indicative of criminal activity even where there is plenty of probable cause as to one. The other home is not guilty by association. State v. Harding, 2017 Del. Super. LEXIS 113 (March … Continue reading

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E.D.Cal.: Def satisfies Franks burden to get a hearing because nexus in affidavit for SW is weak

Defendant satisfies the Franks preliminary showing of false or misleading statements about alleged victims to get a Franks hearing. The nexus requirement of the affidavit is just barely met, and the hearing could undermine the probable cause showing. United States … Continue reading

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