Daily Archives: April 10, 2017

Mother Jones: “I Gotta Go and Hunt Criminals.” On the Road With Ohio Highway Patrol.

Mother Jones: “I Gotta Go and Hunt Criminals.” On the Road With Ohio Highway Patrol. by Julia Lurie: I rode along with the officers who pull over suspicious cars and hunt for drugs.

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Treatise on sale through 4/14 at 11:59 pm PT

Treatise on sale through 4/14 at 11:59 pm PT here and enter LIB20 at checkout. Expires April 14, 2017 at 11:59 P.M. PT

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E.D.Mich.: Driving somebody to a stash house isn’t probable cause for your house

The affidavit for the search warrant completely failed to show probable cause for defendant’s house. The fact he drove somebody to a stash house isn’t probable cause to believe he’s involved in the stash house and its drug trafficking organization. … Continue reading

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N.D.Ill.: Def’s actions gave RS for cell phone and computer searches when he came into O’Hare from the Philippines; he’d already been selected for secondary inspection

Defendant arrived at O’Hare on a flight from the Philippines. The government described how they took the passenger manifest of incoming flights and looked for likely candidates for a secondary search of computers and cell phones. Defendant had been there … Continue reading

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MA: Def was on pretrial GPS monitoring, and it can be used as evidence in another case

Defendant agreed to GPS monitoring as a condition of pretrial release in another case. Thus, his motion to suppress the monitoring is denied when he’s accused of a burglary, and the GPS puts him there. His argument was that he … Continue reading

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Twelve Angry Men first showed 60 years ago today

60 years ago today was the first screening of the classic Twelve Angry Men. Although only a little over a minute of the movie occurs while the judge instructs the jury, the rest occurs in the jury room, albeit about … Continue reading

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SD: No corroboration of CI’s tip voided stop, even under Navarrette

“In each of the foregoing decisions, the stop at issue was upheld either because of independent observation by law-enforcement officers or because the tip itself demonstrated the informant’s basis of knowledge for alleging criminal conduct. In this case, the report … Continue reading

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New law review article: A Tactical Fourth Amendment

A Tactical Fourth Amendment by Brandon L. Garrett & Seth W. Stoughton, Virginia Law Review, Vol. 103, 211, 2017 Abstract:

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