Monthly Archives: April 2019

Detroit Free Press: Federal judge, civil rights icon Damon Keith dies at age 96

Detroit Free Press: Federal judge, civil rights icon Damon Keith dies at age 96 by Cassandra Spratling & David Ashenfelter Other story:

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MA: Two on CSLI standing

Defendant had standing to challenge CSLI used to track his car when he was a passenger and the driver was using his cell phone. Commonwealth v. Fredericq, 482 Mass. 70 (Apr. 24, 2019). Defendant did not have standing for a … Continue reading

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C.D.Ill.: Def counsel had no duty to raise lack of an AW because it’s a frivolous argument

Defense counsel had no duty to raise lack of an arrest warrant for defendant’s arrest because it was frivolous and wouldn’t affect the outcome of the case at all. Brown v. United States, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 69027 (C.D. Ill. … Continue reading

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CA9: SW was ambiguous as to the mobile home to be searched; no PC shown as to one searched; suppressed

The search warrant authorized search of a gray mobile home. There were two on the property, and the one searched was white. The search warrant was thus ambiguous when the officers arrived, and the court finds the search unjustified because … Continue reading

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D.Conn.: SW for hotel room permitted seizure of room key when it was seen before the search

The search warrant for a hotel room authorized seizure of the key to the hotel room to gain access when the officers came upon it. Plain view applied. Even if plain view didn’t apply, the only suppression would be the … Continue reading

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CA5, 1 & 10: Even if the Playpen SW was void ab initio, that does not mean the GFE would not apply

Even if, arguendo, the NIT warrant issued in the E.D.Va. was void ab initio for violating Rule 41, that does not mean that the good faith exception cannot apply. The court concludes that it does. United States v. Ganzer, 2019 … Continue reading

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N.D.Ohio: State searches can make federal cases; Younger doesn’t work in reverse

Federal courts can get jurisdiction to try cases involving searches conducted by state officers. This isn’t Younger v. Harris in reverse. Green v. United States, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70988 (N.D. Ohio Apr. 27, 2019). A warrant for drug rehab … Continue reading

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Just Security: CBP’s New Social Media Surveillance: A Threat to Free Speech and Privacy

Just Security: CBP’s New Social Media Surveillance: A Threat to Free Speech and Privacy by Raya Koreh:

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Denver Post: Holy police tech, Batman! Denver officers can now shoot your car with a GPS tracker if you try to flee

Denver Post: Holy police tech, Batman! Denver officers can now shoot your car with a GPS tracker if you try to flee by Elise Schmelzer Police leaders hope technology will minimize the number of dangerous chases So: installation by exigency. … Continue reading

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National Law Review: Sixth Circuit Amends “Chalking” Decision to Clarify Scope

National Law Review: Sixth Circuit Amends “Chalking” Decision to Clarify Scope

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Willamette Week: An ICE Agent Shoved A Lawyer While Making An Arrest At The Multnomah County Courthouse

Willamette Week: An ICE Agent Shoved A Lawyer While Making An Arrest At The Multnomah County Courthouse by Katie Shepherd:

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Gizmodo: If You Care About Privacy, Throw Your Amazon Alexa Devices Into the Sea

Gizmodo: If You Care About Privacy, Throw Your Amazon Alexa Devices Into the Sea by Matt Novak:

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WaPo: Code words and fake names: The low-tech ways women protect their privacy on pregnancy apps

WaPo: Code words and fake names: The low-tech ways women protect their privacy on pregnancy apps by Drew Harwell:

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WaPo: ICE agents cannot be sued for damages, Fourth Circuit Court panel says

WaPo: ICE agents cannot be sued for damages, Fourth Circuit Court panel says by Rachel Weiner:

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Politico: Judge cites state secrets risk in dismissing warrantless wiretapping suit

Politico: Judge cites state secrets risk in dismissing warrantless wiretapping suit by Josh Gerstein:

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Wired: What the Golden State Killer Tells Us About Forensic Genetics

Wired: What the Golden State Killer Tells Us About Forensic Genetics:

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