Monthly Archives: May 2018

Sputnik News: US Sheriff Wildly Exaggerates Drug Bust for Social Media Fame (VIDEO) [raid turns up nothing]

Sputnik News: US Sheriff Wildly Exaggerates Drug Bust for Social Media Fame (VIDEO) Drug raid at a “narcotics” house with MRAP vehicle and SWAT team turns up nothing; gets viewed 3.4m times. Police raids consistently show up on social media … Continue reading

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CA9: Claim that SW was defective on face wasn’t preserved in district court

The specific argument the search warrant was defective on its face wasn’t encompassed within the motion to suppress, so it’s waived for appeal. United States v. Robinson, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 14097 (9th Cir. May 29, 2018). The basis of … Continue reading

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WaPo: Texas woman says warrant presented for son killed by police

WaPo: Texas woman says warrant presented for son killed by police by AP: ARLINGTON, Texas — The mother of a black Texas man whom police fatally shot last year said Wednesday that sheriff’s deputies recently turned up at her mother’s … Continue reading

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Time Magazine: Drones

Time Magazine: Drones

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Chicago Reader: Groups fight huge expansion of police drone monitoring of protests

Chicago Reader: Groups fight huge expansion of police drone monitoring of protests by Freddy Martinez: Civil liberties groups are pushing back against proposed legislation in Illinois that would allow police to dramatically expand the use of drones to monitor large … Continue reading

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Reason.com: Volokh Conspiracy: Collins v. Virginia and “the Conception Defining the Curtilage”

Reason.com: Volokh Conspiracy: Collins v. Virginia and “the Conception Defining the Curtilage” by Orin Kerr: A familiar idea “easily understood from our daily experience” — or is it?

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Lawfare: Summary: Circuit Split on Device Searches at the Border in US v. Touset

Lawfare: Summary: Circuit Split on Device Searches at the Border in US v. Touset by Grayson Clary:

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MN: SW for drugs in rectum to be retrieved by anoscopy was reasonable under Winston

Following the three factor test of Winston v. Lee, the search warrant for defendant’s rectum performed at a hospital by a doctor by anoscopy was reasonable. It was an affront to dignity, but it was a reasonable and safe procedure. … Continue reading

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DE: Undercover officer “friending” def on Facebook and seeing enough to get a SW doesn’t violate 4A

“When a person voluntarily accepts a ‘friend’ request on Facebook from an undercover police officer, and then exposes incriminating evidence, does the Fourth Amendment protect against this mistaken trust? We conclude that it does not.” Everett v. State, 2018 Del. … Continue reading

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SCOTUS: “The automobile exception does not permit the warrantless entry of a home or its curtilage in order to search a vehicle therein.”

The power of curtilage: Collins v. Virginia, 2018 U.S. LEXIS 3210 (May 29, 2018) (8-1, Alito dissenting):

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D.Minn.: An alert of a vehicle wanted in a bank robbery doesn’t need the LPN to provide RS

Defendants’ vehicle looked like one wanted in a recent bank robbery, and officers sped up to get closer, and the vehicle was speeding through a residential area. Aside from speeding, officers had reasonable suspicion they were involved in the bank … Continue reading

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NYTimes: F.B.I.’s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware

NYTimes: F.B.I.’s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware By Louis Lucero II: Hoping to thwart a sophisticated malware system linked to Russia that has infected hundreds of thousands of internet routers, the F.B.I. has made an urgent … Continue reading

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