Daily Archives: April 19, 2019

EFF: Google’s Sensorvault Can Tell Police Where You’ve Been [It’s essentially CSLI but held by Google]

EFF: Google’s Sensorvault Can Tell Police Where You’ve Been by Jennifer Lynch. It’s essentially CSLI but held by Google:

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D.N.J.: Presentation of fake driver’s license to get car from impound after alleged unlawful seizure was new crime and attenuated

Defendant’s presentation of a fake driver’s licenses to recover his car would not be suppressed. The argument that it is connected to defendant’s alleged unlawful seizure of the car fails because it was attenuated. United States v. Minaya, 2019 U.S. … Continue reading

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WA: Reversal for unreasonable search of cell phone was required, not dismissal

The court of appeals erred in dismissing defendant’s case rather than reversing for a new trial after cell phone evidence was suppressed. There was other untainted evidence the state could use to try to convict on a retrial. State v. … Continue reading

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NY1: No due process violation in telling def he could bring cell phone to precinct house where it was ultimately seized

The state didn’t deny due process by telling defendant he could bring his phone with him to the precinct to talk with the officers because he would “probably be coming back.” Instead, they seized his phone then obtained a search … Continue reading

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IA: SW for premises includes whole house, and bedroom of a visitor with a separate REP is still subject to search

Defendant was staying at the house of another when a search warrant for the premises was executed. He argued that his particular bedroom wasn’t subject to search under the warrant because he had a separate expectation of privacy in the … Continue reading

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M.D.Pa.: Administrative PC shown for administrative search warrant

Two prior salmonella occurrences satisfied to justify probable cause for an administrative search. The motion for contempt for not providing passwords for the computers is premature. In re Admin., Establishment Insp. of Spa & Organic Essentials of Pa., LLC, 2019 … Continue reading

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UCLA Anderson Review: Do Body Cams Give Police an Unintended Break?

UCLA Anderson Review: Do Body Cams Give Police an Unintended Break? by Carla Fried, featured research by Eugene M. Caruso Video from officer-worn cameras is judged less negatively than footage captured on dashboard cameras.

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Gothamist: NY State Court System Rules No ICE Arrests In Courthouses Without A Judicial Warrant

Gothamist: NY State Court System Rules No ICE Arrests In Courthouses Without A Judicial Warrant by Jake Offenhartz:

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DE: Jail cell seizure of trial and A-C privileged materials requires disqualification of entire prosecution team; dismissal order reversed

Prosecutors ordered a prison cell search of a murder defendant’s cell, and legal materials and trial strategy materials were seized. It started with a search to see if a protective order was violated, but it ended up being quite broad. … Continue reading

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E.D.Mo.: PC shown for def’s CSLI at time of murder

The affidavit for search warrant for CSLI for defendant’s phone was issued with probable cause. Defendant’s phone allegedly talked to the murder victim shortly before the murder, and it was reasonable to attempt to determine where the defendant’s phone was … Continue reading

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CPO Magazine: EPIC Alleges Google May Be Helping US Government Conduct Warrantless Searches

CPO Magazine: EPIC Alleges Google May Be Helping US Government Conduct Warrantless Searches by Nicole Lindsey

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