Daily Archives: October 14, 2017

CNN: Intel leaders urge Congress to reauthorize NSA surveillance program

CNN: Intel leaders urge Congress to reauthorize NSA surveillance program by David Shortell:

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MA: Inventory was not shown to be pretextual and was within policy

The suppression hearing judge found the officer credible on the question of whether the inventory was pretextual and concluded it was not. As a credibility determination, it can’t be reversed on appeal. The inventory was otherwise reasonable. Commonwealth v. Ehiabhi, … Continue reading

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CA1: Using def’s keys to find his apt door was a “search” but it was still in GF even though that fact was in warrant application for apt

Defendant was arrested for drug dealing outside his apartment building. A search incident produced a set of keys. The police tried the keys on the apartment door until they worked. They didn’t enter but used the facts they’d developed plus … Continue reading

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OH2: Somebody leaning in car window then leaving when police approach is not PC

Somebody leaning in the car window to talk to defendant then walking away as police approached is not probable cause to believe a drug deal just went down. Suppression motion should have been granted. State v. Ward, 2017-Ohio-8141, 2017 Ohio … Continue reading

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Reason.com: Shackling Elementary School Kids Above Elbow Found to Violate the Fourth Amendment

Reason.com: Shackling Elementary School Kids Above Elbow Found to Violate the Fourth Amendment by Brian Doherty:

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