Daily Archives: April 22, 2018

The Reporter: Columnist: Answers to privacy concerns depend on philosophical approach

The Reporter: Columnist: Answers to privacy concerns depend on philosophical approach by Richard Bammer:

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CSO Online: Cops go into funeral home, attempt to unlock phone with dead man’s fingerprint

Not the first time, and certainly not the last: CSO Online: Cops go into funeral home, attempt to unlock phone with dead man’s fingerprint by Ms. Smith: Even if the cops can’t be legally accused of violating a dead man’s … Continue reading

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E.D.Cal.: Alleged search of a public computer in a library for ptf’s usage didn’t violate any REP

Alleged search of a public computer in a college library for information about plaintiff’s use of it doesn’t violate any reasonable expectation of privacy. Berry v. Yosemite Cmty. College Dist., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 64732 (E.D. Cal. Apr. 17, 2018). … Continue reading

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W.D.N.Y.: “Affidavit of personal knowledge” to show standing isn’t satisfied by the officer’s police reports

The Second Circuit requires an affidavit of personal knowledge to establish standing to contest a search. The officer’s report wasn’t enough just because the officer believed that defendant’s residence was the target of the search. United States v. Lewis, 2018 … Continue reading

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D.Mass.: Def made his Franks challenge at the suppression hearing; statement was reckless and completely undermined nexus to house

Defendant showed enough to get a Franks hearing. United States v. Roman, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 167167, 2017 WL 4517963 (D. Mass. Oct. 10, 2017). “Following the Franks hearing—which occurred on multiple days spread out between November of 2017 and … Continue reading

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