Daily Archives: February 4, 2018

Curious about the FISA process? See Just Security: It Ain’t Easy Getting a FISA Warrant: I Was an FBI Agent and Should Know

Just Security: It Ain’t Easy Getting a FISA Warrant: I Was an FBI Agent and Should Know by Asha Rangappa from March 2017.

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Ars Technica: Why cops [think they] won’t need a warrant to pull the data off your autonomous car

Ars Technica: Why cops won’t need a warrant to pull the data off your autonomous car by Cyrus Farivar. Said a local law enforcement officer: “It’s like instant replay in the NFL; I can tell what happened.”

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Just Security: “Dehumanized” at the Border, Travelers Push Back

Just Security: “Dehumanized” at the Border, Travelers Push Back by Carrie DeCell:

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NYTimes: Opinion: What It’s Like to Live in a Surveillance State

NYTimes: Opinion: What It’s Like to Live in a Surveillance State by James A. Millward:

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NY4: CSLI obtained by exigency mere third party information not subject to suppression

Police discovered defendant may have been involved in a quadruple homicide, and they submitted an exigent circumstances request for his CSLI for the four days around the homicide, and that put him there. His motion to suppress the CSLI was … Continue reading

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W.D.La.: No clear authority says a state court tracking warrant can’t track a car into another state; GFE applies

There is no authority shown that a state court tracking warrant on a vehicle could or could not track the vehicle into another state. Therefore, the good faith exception would apply. United States v. Taylor, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17816 … Continue reading

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W.D.Wash.: Exclusionary rule wouldn’t apply to USCG’s obtaining medical records of merchant mariners (dicta)

Plaintiff sued the Coast Guard because it subpoenaed his medical records for the merchant marine, something completely within its statutory and regulatory authority. The Coast Guard 40 years ago determined that the exclusionary rule wouldn’t be applied to medical records … Continue reading

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M.D.Fla.: Def’s admission he hadn’t used phone in a year when he left it where he last lived supported finding abandonment

During a knock-and-talk, defendant admitted that he had not used a particular cell phone in over a year because it had a cracked screen. He was kicked out of a house and he left it behind with other belongings. Based … Continue reading

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