Daily Archives: May 9, 2017

EFF: The Fight Against General Warrants to Hack Rages On

EFF: The Fight Against General Warrants to Hack Rages On by Kate Tummarllo: The federal government thinks it should be able to use one warrant to hack into an untold number of computers located anywhere in the world. But EFF … Continue reading

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E.D.Pa.: Gun on person was in plain view during struggle with officer

The gun on defendant’s person was in plain view during the defendant’s struggle with the officer. United States v. Cann, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68028 (E.D. Pa. May 3, 2017).* A witness claimed defendant was viewing child pornography on his … Continue reading

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D.Utah: No 4A requirement for a police car in the field to have internet access to more speedily check records without radioing it in

There is no constitutional requirement for a police car in the field to have internet access to more speedily check records without radioing it in. Also, he testified that rural service is spotty. United States v. Lopez-Casillas, 2017 U.S. Dist. … Continue reading

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MA: Porch and side yard of multifamily dwelling was protected curtilage

The porch and side yard of a multifamily residence was within the curtilage for Dunn and Jardines, so the police entry to look under the porch was unreasonable and the search is suppressed. Commonwealth v. Leslie, 2017 Mass. LEXIS 341 … Continue reading

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Law review article: The Effects of Legislation on Fourth Amendment Protection

The Effects of Legislation on Fourth Amendment Protection by Orin S. Kerr:

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Just Security: New White Paper Series: 21st Century Framework for Digital Privacy

Just Security: New White Paper Series: 21st Century Framework for Digital Privacy by Jennifer Daskal:

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N.D.Ala.: Telling officer he could “check it” after request for consent is consent

The stop was on a city street, and defendant said the officer could “check it” when asked for consent. He was free to go [if he was willing to walk off from his car] when he consented. United States v. … Continue reading

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