Daily Archives: April 12, 2018

PACER text entry

(This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no pdf document associated with this entry.) ORDER granting Plaintiff’s motion to extend time 85. It appears Defendant R. Johnson refused service by mail 69. Plaintiff appears to believe the U.S. government … Continue reading

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Baltimore Sun: Opinion: Predicting more biased policing in Baltimore

Baltimore Sun: Opinion: Predicting more biased policing in Baltimore: Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa and Mayor Catherine Pugh recently announced measures meant to reduce violent crime in Baltimore, including ‘predictive policing,’ which they plan to be fully operational in the … Continue reading

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US News & World Report: Judge: NYPD Cellphone Tracking Tech to Remain Secret

US News & World Report: Judge: NYPD Cellphone Tracking Tech to Remain Secret by AP: The New York Police Department won’t have to release details about its portable cellphone tracking system commonly known as Stingrays.”

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NYTimes: Opinion: Don’t Let the Police Wreck Stop-and-Frisk Reforms

NYTimes: Opinion: Don’t Let the Police Wreck Stop-and-Frisk Reforms: We won the stop-and-frisk case in 2013, when a federal court ruled the New York City Police Department’s use of the practice was unconstitutional. But as the lawyers in the case, … Continue reading

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NH: Warrantless DNA testing of blood obtained from hospital if error was harmless

Defendant was driving in a car crash that critically injured him and his passenger. He came to the ER, and the hospital drew five vials of blood for diagnostic testing for his condition. At the hearing all that it would … Continue reading

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M.D.Tenn.: Even if Karo didn’t permit monitoring a tracker on a package brought into the house, there was PC anyway

Even if Karo required excising or excluding the statement in the affidavit for search warrant that the package was in the target residence for the anticipatory warrant, there was probable cause without it, so it doesn’t matter. United States v. … Continue reading

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M.D.Ala.: Emergency aid exception doesn’t apply to justify entry where victims are accounted for outside

The government didn’t meet its burden of showing the emergency aid exception applied where all the purported victims were accounted for and outside the apartment they wanted to search. The protective sweep doctrine as an alternative doesn’t apply here because … Continue reading

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