Daily Archives: August 4, 2017

ACLU: A Federal Court Says Your Prescription Records Aren’t Really Private. The Supreme Court Might Have Something to Say About That.

ACLU: A Federal Court Says Your Prescription Records Aren’t Really Private. The Supreme Court Might Have Something to Say About That. by Brett Max Kaufman, Staff Attorney, ACLU Center for Democracy:

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SCOTUSBlog: Symposium: Carpenter and the eyewitness rule

SCOTUSBlog: Symposium: Carpenter and the eyewitness rule by Orin Kerr:

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CA10: Not clearly established that even minimal force can be used to resist alleged unlawful search

Plaintiffs were involved in a domestic dispute outside their trailer that had started to cool down, or so they said. One wanted to go into the house to retrieve shoes, but the officer insisted on following to be sure there … Continue reading

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LATimes: Privacy trumps the expedience of police technology tools

LATimes: Privacy trumps the expedience of police technology tools (editorial):

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E.D.N.C.: 15 second delay in raising hands when told to is RS

Officers had reasonable suspicion when they confronted defendant on the parking lot of a club where there had been many crimes in the past. His delay for 15 seconds in raising his hands justified drawing their weapons. United States v. … Continue reading

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WA: Random UAs valid as condition of probation for DUI

“At issue in this case is whether a court may require a probationer convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) to submit to random urinalysis testing (UAs) for controlled substances. In particular, this issue centers on whether this testing violates … Continue reading

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Cal.1st: Smell of MJ on the person is at worst indicative of an infraction and it can’t justify a search incident

Officers were attracted to a group of youths in an area known for potential gang violence. They approached them and informed defendant that he smelled of marijuana and searched him. Because smelling of marijuana isn’t a crime and possession of … Continue reading

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