Daily Archives: November 17, 2017

NY: Officer safety a mixed question of law and fact with record support; affirmed

“The issue whether ‘the likelihood of a weapon in [defendant's] car [was] substantial and the danger to the … safety [of the officers who stopped that vehicle was] “actual and specific”’ … presents a mixed question of law and fact … Continue reading

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D.N.M.: Govt’s rationale for impoundment failed: car was in a safe residential neighborhood in front of a friend’s house who said he’d watch it

Defendant was buying the car searched from his sister, although it was still in her name and registered to her. He had standing to challenge its search. The government’s rationale for impoundment was community caretaking, but the car was parked … Continue reading

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Techdirt: Most Senate Intelligence Committee Members Are Fine With Domestic Surveillance By The NSA

Techdirt: Most Senate Intelligence Committee Members Are Fine With Domestic Surveillance By The NSA by Tim Cushing: The Senate Intelligence Committee has released its report [PDF] on its Section 702 reauthorization plan. Rather than adopt any serious reforms — like … Continue reading

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