Daily Archives: September 16, 2017

Lawfare: DreamHost Documents Summaries

Lawfare: DreamHost Documents Summaries by Sarah Tate Chambers & Stephanie Zable:

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Fourth Amendment Localism, 93 Ind. L.J. forthcoming

Fourth Amendment Localism, 93 Ind. L.J. forthcoming, Wayne A. Logan (June 2, 2017). Abstract:

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Just Security: We Need to Know More About Government Searches of Traveler’s Electronic Devices

Just Security: We Need to Know More About Government Searches of Traveler’s Electronic Devices by Carrie DeCell:

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Boston Globe: Should Massachusetts require police to obtain search warrants to use drones for investigations?

Boston Globe: Should Massachusetts require police to obtain search warrants to use drones for investigations? by Bradley H. Jones Jr., Massachusetts House minority leader, North Reading Republican:

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CA6: Officer in § 1983 case didn’t show basis for warrantless entry; QI erroneously granted

Crediting the plaintiffs’ complaint and the proof thus far, the defendant officer did not show an excuse for dispensing with the warrant requirement for a warrantless entry into the plaintiffs’ home. Thus, summary judgment on qualified immunity was erroneously granted … Continue reading

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OH7: Wooded area behind house was open fields, not curtilage

The area where defendant’s grow operation was found was not curtilage. It was a long distance from the house in a wooded area, and it was in “open fields.” State v. Hambleton, 2017-Ohio-7561, 2017 Ohio App. LEXIS 3876 (7th Dist. … Continue reading

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N.D.Ga.: SW for seizure and search of a computer allows the search to be done at a later time

A second search of a computer’s contents is usually justified by the initial search and seizure warrant for the computer. United States v. Perry, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 148336 (N.D. Ga. Sept. 13, 2017). Officers went to a Biloxi motel … Continue reading

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D.Minn.: To rely on one party’s consent to a phone call being recorded, the govt has to prove it

The extension of the stop here was based on reasonable suspicion from two CIs. The alert of a drug dog with 90% accuracy is probable cause. A recording of CI’s telephone call between him and defendant is suppressed because the … Continue reading

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