Daily Archives: January 8, 2018

WaPo: Beijing bets on facial recognition in a big drive for total surveillance

WaPo: Beijing bets on facial recognition in a big drive for total surveillance by Simon Denyer. Referring to “the security state”:

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D.Idaho: Dog sniff by stopping officer prolonged the stop; effort to show RS fails

The totality of circumstances that the government presents fails to show reasonable suspicion. Defendant was subjected to a dog sniff by the stopping officer without it, and the motion to suppress is granted because it prolonged the stop. United States … Continue reading

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DC Inauguration protestor Facebook and email warrant case now on Lexis

In the DC protestor Facebook litigation, the trial court’s order finally appears on Lexis, but I did find links to the opinions elsewhere. In the Matter of the Search of Information Associated with Facebook Accounts disruptj20, lacymacauley, and legba.carrefour That … Continue reading

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OR: CI privilege doesn’t require production of CI for in camera review if there is PC

While “Defendant does not challenge the trial court’s further determination that the affidavit contained sufficient information to establish the CI’s reliability and credibility,” he faults the trial court for not having the CI produced for in camera review. The identity … Continue reading

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N.D.W.Va.: Officer’s admittedly pretextual stop for def’s driving on a suspended DL was still valid

Defendant’s car had a police placed GPS on it. When defendant traveled outside of his normal paths, an alert was sent to the officer’s phone. He conducted a traffic stop which he admitted was pretextual because he’d known for quite … Continue reading

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