Daily Archives: April 1, 2017

NYTimes Sunday Review: Trump Is President. Now Encrypt Your Email.

NYTimes Sunday Review: Trump Is President. Now Encrypt Your Email. by Max Read:

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MD: PC as to the passenger isn’t automatic PC as to the vehicle

Probable cause that the passenger is in possession does not automatically translate to probable cause to believe that the vehicle contains contraband in the trunk justifying its search. The police could articulate nothing as to the vehicle itself, other than … Continue reading

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LATimes: Police arrests are plummeting across California, fueling alarm and questions

LATimes: Police arrests are plummeting across California, fueling alarm and questions by James Queally, Kate Mather and Cindy Chang:

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CEI: Six Reasons FCC Rules Aren’t Needed to Protect Privacy

CEI: Six Reasons FCC Rules Aren’t Needed to Protect Privacy by Ryan Radia:

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CA11: Nolo plea establishes PC for arrest; excessive force can be shown by the injuries

Plaintiff’s nolo plea established probable cause for his arrest. Plaintiff’s excessive force claim, however, is established by clearly established law and the district court erred in finding it was de minimus. It appears that plaintiff was handcuffed and compliant but … Continue reading

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D.Minn.: 911 call about two men entering house with guns couldn’t be corroborated at all at scene; entry for protective sweep unreasonable

“The information provided to the police was that a caller called 911 and said ‘there’s two men that came inside the house with guns.’ (Transcript at 9.) The police were also given the address of the subject house. (Id.) Based … Continue reading

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Two on Miranda custody

Asking defendant whether he drove to the place where he was detained was not within the “public safety” exception of Miranda. His car, however, being left in an emergency zone when he was arrested permitted inventory for the gun under … Continue reading

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N.D.Ill.: QI granted city for seizure of liquor license under IL law after a bar erupted into a large fight

Plaintiff ran a bar in the Chicago suburbs, and police got 911 calls about a large fight inside. When they arrived and sorted it out, the Mayor, under the authority of the Illinois liquor control law, ordered the liquor license … Continue reading

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CA4: Two successive computer checks took a while, but they were reasonable; def finally admitted to a gun during “small talk” with officer at window

Defendant’s stop was a bit long, but not unreasonably long, and it wasn’t delayed by the officers. Running the driver and defendant passenger’s name through NCIC produced an alert on them because of past events, and the court never says … Continue reading

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Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: Microsoft advances on challenge to search warrant gag orders

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: Microsoft advances on challenge to search warrant gag orders by Selina MacLaren :

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