Daily Archives: November 9, 2017

Reason: Showdown Looming over Reform of Federal Surveillance Laws

Reason: Showdown Looming over Reform of Federal Surveillance Laws by Scott Shackford: The House Judiciary Committee has advanced a bill that would provide Americans modest protections from unwarranted surveillance, but falls far short of what civil liberties and privacy groups … Continue reading

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Just Security: Modernizing ECPA: We need Congressional action despite DOJ’s new gag order guidelines

Just Security: Modernizing ECPA: We need Congressional action despite DOJ’s new gag order guidelines By Ali Cooper-Ponte:

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WaPo: ‘The Watch’ Blog: Alabama task force performs drug raid, man dies. Officials take his home, split the proceeds.

WaPo: ‘The Watch’ Blog: Alabama task force performs drug raid, man dies. Officials take his home, split the proceeds. by Radley Balko: The court that was supposed to be neutral and fair in all of this got a cut of the … Continue reading

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Post and Courier: Thousands of arrest warrants for low-level offenders recalled under directive from South Carolina’s chief justice

Post and Courier: Thousands of arrest warrants for low-level offenders recalled under directive from South Carolina’s chief justice by Andrew Knapp:

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Cal.3d: Domestic battery conviction didn’t support cell phone probation search condition

A broad probation electronics search condition for domestic battery was constitutionally overbroad because it doesn’t sufficiently serve the state’s interests compared to the crime of conviction. A cell phone has far too much information on it to make it so … Continue reading

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NY2: Def’s stop exceeded reasonableness; search reversed

Defendant’s stop exceeded the time necessary for its completion and became unreasonable. The product of the search can’t be used to justify it. [All the serious counts are reversed. Note: Defendant was convicted Sept. 26, 2013, 49½ months before this … Continue reading

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Public would be kept from getting police body camera footage under Wisconsin bill

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Public would be kept from getting police body camera footage under Wisconsin bill by Patrick Marley: MADISON – Police body camera footage would be kept from the public in many cases,under a bill the state Assembly is … Continue reading

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