Daily Archives: December 2, 2017

CA9: Police can enter suspect probationer’s parent’s house where she lived looking for her

Police could enter a commonly used residence to look for a probationer they had probable cause to believe committed a violent crime, over the protests of the primary occupant, her mother. They entered over the mother’s objection but didn’t find … Continue reading

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DE: Conclusory motion to suppress summarily denied

Defendant’s conclusory motion to suppress that states no law or fact is denied without a hearing. State v. Dunson, 2017 Del. Super. LEXIS 616 (July 7, 2017):

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D.P.R.: Threshold arrest of defendant in his underwear justifies a protective sweep

A threshold arrest of defendant in his underwear justifies a protective sweep because he’d have to get his clothes. United States v. Rodriguez-Madera, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 196636 (D. P.R. Nov. 28, 2017):

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The Hill: SCOTUS justices are ready to tackle privacy rights in the digital age

The Hill: SCOTUS justices are ready to tackle privacy rights in the digital age by Alan Butler: This case will not be decided in a vacuum, and it appears that the justices appreciate both the magnitude of the moment and … Continue reading

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KUOW: 10,000 warrants in Seattle: Here’s a chance for some to avoid arrest

KUOW: 10,000 warrants in Seattle: Here’s a chance for some to avoid arrest by Patricia Murphy:

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Vox: “It’s been complete hell”: how police used a traffic stop to take $91,800 from an innocent man

Vox: “It’s been complete hell”: how police used a traffic stop to take $91,800 from an innocent man by German Lopez: The money was supposed to go toward buying a legendary music studio. Now his dreams are on hold.

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The Intercept: NSA Secretly Helped Convict Defendants in U.S. Courts, Classified Documents Reveal

The Intercept: NSA Secretly Helped Convict Defendants in U.S. Courts, Classified Documents Reveal (Part 7) by Trevor Aaronson: By withholding evidence of warrantless spying, the government avoided a court challenge to controversial mass surveillance – which is now before Congress.

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