Daily Archives: March 28, 2018

The Intercept: ICE Uses Facebook Data to Find and Track Suspects, Internal Emails Show

The Intercept: ICE Uses Facebook Data to Find and Track Suspects, Internal Emails Show by Lee Fang: ICE, the federal agency tasked with Trump’s program of mass deportation, uses backend Facebook data to locate and track suspects.

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NYTimes: Our Increasingly Unenforceable Constitution

NYTimes: Our Increasingly Unenforceable Constitution by Stephen I. Vladeck

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AF: Inevitable discovery validated finding CP while looking for text messages with minor

The search authorization was valid for text messages between defendant and a supposed 14-year-old girl. The AFOSI investigator found child pornography in what was thus found to be plain view. Even if, arguendo, the officer was looking for child pornography, … Continue reading

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KY: Deploying drug dog at the beginning of the stop without reasonable suspicion unreasonably prolonged the stop in violation of Rodriguez

Defendant was stopped for not using a turn signal. Deploying the drug dog at the beginning of the stop without reasonable suspicion unreasonably prolonged the stop in violation of Rodriguez. Commonwealth v. Smith, 2018 Ky. LEXIS 128 (Mar. 26, 2018):

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PA: Reasonableness inquiry always required for warrantless blood draw

Trial court failed to make a reasonableness inquiry of whether the warrantless search of defendant’s blood was objectively reasonable. Reversed and remanded. Commonwealth v. Trahey, 2018 PA Super 72, 2018 Pa. Super. LEXIS 276 (Mar. 26, 2018):

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TN: Uncorroborated anonymous tip insufficient

The anonymous tip in this case was not corroborated, and it was insufficient even under the Tennessee Supreme Court’s 2017 adoption of Gates and rejection of Aguilar-Spinelli. State v. Dibrell, 2018 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 224 (Mar. 26, 2018). There … Continue reading

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Courthouse News Service: Seventh Circuit Hears Privacy Case Over Smart Meters

Courthouse News Service: Seventh Circuit Hears Privacy Case Over Smart Meters by Lorraine Bailey:

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CA5: Attenuation of statement from arrest found: “Suppression of inculpatory evidence is an extraordinary remedy.”

The Fifth Circuit finds defendant’s statement is attenuated from his arrest. The time factor favors defendant but the rest favors the government. “Finally, the purpose and flagrancy factor favors the Government with respect to both the stop and subsequent search. … Continue reading

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ABAJ: North Carolina police issue broad warrants for data from Google users near crime scenes

ABAJ: North Carolina police issue broad warrants for data from Google users near crime scenes by Jason Tashea:

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