Miami Herald: From above, Miami-Dade police drone recorded crack cocaine sale live. It’s a first, cops say

Miami Herald: From above, Miami-Dade police drone recorded crack cocaine sale live. It’s a first, cops say by David Ovalle:
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NPR: Decrypting The Decryption Dilemma

NPR: Decrypting The Decryption Dilemma (1A, one hour, “Should the government be able to access the locked phones of convicted or accused criminals? That issue has cropped up again after the FBI asked Apple to provide data on two iPhones which belonged to a gunman responsible for the shooting at a naval base in Pensacola, Florida, last month.”)

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WaPo: The DEA seized her father’s life savings at an airport without alleging any crime occurred, lawsuit says

WaPo: The DEA seized her father’s life savings at an airport without alleging any crime occurred, lawsuit says by Justin Jouvenal (“Brown said she was never told she or her father were under suspicion of committing any crime and neither has been charged with anything. A search of her bag turned up no drugs or other contraband. Neither she or her father appear to have criminal records that might raise suspicions.”)

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CNN: Two former Houston police officers indicted after botched raid that killed two people [they lied to get no-knock]

CNN: Two former Houston police officers indicted after botched raid that killed two people by Konstantin Toropin:
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Reason: Does Letting Police Enter Your House Give Them Permission To Wreck It?

Reason: Does Letting Police Enter Your House Give Them Permission To Wreck It? by Jacob Sullum

The Institute for Justice asks the Supreme Court to clarify a doctrine that shields cops from responsibility for outrageous conduct.
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W.D.Ky.: Multiple cell phones in car in a cross-country drug run was PC to search the phones

Multiple cell phones in the car in a cross-country drug transportation enterprise was probable cause for searching the phones with a search warrant. “The Court finds that these facts, considered in the totality of the circumstances, provided the issuing magistrate with a substantial basis for concluding that probable cause existed. The inclusion of the substantial amount of contraband, evidence of cross-country drug transportation, multiple cell phones, and the affiant’s significant law enforcement experience are particularly persuasive. Because the four corners of the affidavit contained sufficient content to provide the magistrate with a substantial basis for concluding that probable cause existed to search Mr. Green’s cell phones, the motion to suppress is denied.” United States v. Green, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4421 (W.D. Ky. Jan. 9, 2020).

2255 CoA granted on whether defendant “was prejudiced by his trial counsel’s failure to seek suppression of the search warrant issued to ‘any Sheriff of the State of Alabama’ under Ala. Code § 15-5-5.” Smith v. Comm’r, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 826 (11th Cir. Jan. 9, 2020).* We don’t have the pleadings, but this doesn’t seem to square with Virginia v. Moore.

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D.D.C.: Example of distancing the client from drugs but maintaining standing

Like walking a tightrope: United States v. Thorne, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4291 (D.D.C. Jan. 10, 2020):
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Reason: Contempt for Renters Leads to Second-Class Search and Seizure Protections

Reason: Contempt for Renters Leads to Second-Class Search and Seizure Protections by J.D. Tuccille (“Signing a lease instead of a deed shouldn’t erase your right to be free of government home invasions.”):
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The Daily Report/Law.com: Commentary: What If a Border Agent Seeks Your Smartphone That Includes Client Secrets?

The Daily Report/Law.com: Commentary: What If a Border Agent Seeks Your Smartphone That Includes Client Secrets? (“Consider these issues to maintain privilege and confidentiality during international travel.”)

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NY Times: He Says He Stabbed a Student to Defend His Home. His Home Is a Box.

NY Times: He Says He Stabbed a Student to Defend His Home. His Home Is a Box. By Nikita Stewart and Jan Ransom (“A homeless man is fighting his case by invoking New York’s “castle doctrine,” which gives people the right to defend their dwellings.”)

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injusticewatch.org: Illinois Supreme Court to decide whether smell of pot is grounds to search a car

injusticewatch.org: Illinois Supreme Court to decide whether smell of pot is grounds to search a car by John Seasly (“With marijuana now legal in Illinois, the state high court heard arguments Tuesday on whether the smell of marijuana grants police the right to conduct warrantless vehicle searches.”)

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NYTimes: Apple Takes a (Cautious) Stand Against Opening a Killer’s iPhones

NYTimes: Apple Takes a (Cautious) Stand Against Opening a Killer’s iPhones By Jack Nicas and Katie Benner (“The Silicon Valley giant is preparing for a legal fight over encryption, even as it works to reduce tensions with the Justice Department.”)

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