Daily Archives: September 8, 2017

The Economist: What machines can tell from your face

The Economist: What machines can tell from your face  Life in the age of facial recognition

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Library of Law and Liberty: The Legislative History of the Fourth Amendment: Unreasonable Searches and General Warrants

Library of Law and Liberty: The Legislative History of the Fourth Amendment: Unreasonable Searches and General Warrants by Mike Rappaport:

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CA11: State court allegedly applying wrong standard isn’t denial of “full and fair opportunity to litigate” in state court

Just because the state court is alleged to be wrong and applied the wrong standard, that doesn’t make the defendant was denied a full and fair opportunity to litigate in state court under Stone v. Powell. Sheffield v. Sec’y, Dep’t … Continue reading

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Cal.4: DNA properly seized when crime was a felony wasn’t unreasonable after Prop 47 retroactively made it a misdemeanor

Prop 47 that retroactively reduced some felonies to misdemeanors does not mean that DNA reasonably collected back when it was a felony was unreasonably seized at the time and didn’t retroactively become unreasonable. People v. Harris, 2017 Cal. App. LEXIS … Continue reading

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WV: Lawful traffic stop led to reasonable seizure of vehicle registration

The stop made for a traffic offense lawfully led to the seizure of defendant’s vehicle registration. State v. Corbin, 2017 W. Va. LEXIS 651 (Sept. 5, 2017)* (memorandum). The parties base the motion to suppress solely on the police reports, … Continue reading

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NC: Police withholding exculpatory evidence found in a SW from DA that undermined PC stated § 1983 and malicious prosecution claim

Police withholding exculpatory information found in a search warrant from the DA that fully undermines the probable cause for a charge states a malicious prosecution claim. A grand jury indictment based on the faulty information doesn’t immunize the officer. Braswell … Continue reading

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Lawfare: iOS 11 May Complicate Border Searches

Lawfare: iOS 11 May Complicate Border Searches by Nicholas Weaver: The upcoming iOS 11 makes further changes in order to protect users’ phones, tablets, and iPods from unauthorized access. Phones, however, cannot reliably distinguish between law enforcement, thieves, and hostile … Continue reading

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