Daily Archives: March 2, 2018

ACLU: TSA Tests See-Through Scanners on Public in New York’s Penn Station

ACLU: TSA Tests See-Through Scanners on Public in New York’s Penn Station by Rashida Richardson, New York Civil Liberties Union & Jay Stanley, Senior Policy Analyst, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project:

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NY3: In camera CI reliability hearing established it

“Based on our in camera review of the transcript of the Darden hearing, we are satisfied that County Court properly determined that the CIs existed and provided reliable and timely information that justified a finding that probable cause existed to … Continue reading

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CA5: Def’s cell phone apps scan at border was supported by PC

“After discovering kilos of meth in the suitcase Maria Isabel Molina-Isidoro was carrying across the border, customs agents looked at a couple of apps on her cell phone. Molina argues that the evidence found during this warrantless search of her … Continue reading

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W.D.N.Y.: Protective sweep was unjustified and suppressed

The protective sweep here was unreasonable because the officers had no articulable facts at all that there was potentially anyone inside before entering. United States v. Rucker, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33607 (W.D. N.Y. Mar. 1, 2018). “Mr. Huffman had … Continue reading

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LA1: Look in mailbox to confirm def’s address was after they’d confirmed his apartment; not unreasonable

In the course of a homicide investigation, the victim was shown to have last talked to defendant on his cell phone just before his murder. That led to getting his picture to show to a witness who ID’d him as … Continue reading

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