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Bad Cop?

My last post was titled, “Good Cop,” so it is only fitting that this post is dubbed “Bad Cop.” It is a nice juxtaposition – good cop/bad cop – don’t you think? 1,756 more words

Progressive Christianity

FBI Director Warns Google and Apple “If You Don’t Decrypt Phones, We’ll Do It For You”

The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution is crystal clear in meaning.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. 280 more words


"Pick An Amendment - ANY Amendment!"

“Nothing up my sleeve – PRESTO!” – Bullwinkle

“Wrong hat!” – Rocky

“I wear a seven and a half.” – Bullwinkle

FBI Director James B. Comey made some kind of pronouncement a couple of weeks ago, regarding your rights and mine.  94 more words


Florida Supreme Court rules police need warrant to access your cell tower data

On October 16, 2014, Florida Supreme Court ruled that police need a warrant to access your cell tower data. The case is Shawn Alvin Tracey vs. 647 more words


Article - Riley's Implications for Fourth Amendment Protection in the Cloud

The United States Supreme Court held in Riley v. California that the police generally may not, without a warrant, search digital information on a cellphone seized from an individual who has been arrested. 305 more words

Legal Theory

Does the "Mass Collection of U.S. Phone Records Violates the Fourth Amendment"?

That was the question being debated on the most recent episode of the Intelligence Squared podcast.

Moderated by ABC News’ John Donvan, the debate featured  163 more words

War on What - Crime or the Poor?

Many of us have realized that sending troops into some areas can be counter-productive. No matter how many the Israelis kill, more Palestinians prepare to fight them. 693 more words

Civil Liberties