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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

Justice McDonald And The Fourth Amendment

It is still early in Justice Andrew McDonald’s judicial career, but does anyone else see the makings of a justice who is not afraid to say “no” to the state in Fourth Amendment cases? 423 more words

Appellate Law

FBI's warrantless 'hack' of Silk Road was legal, prosecutors claim

We didn’t hack our way into Silk Road, prosecutors said last month.

But even if we did, it was perfectly kosher, they said on Monday. 956 more words



(This, as always, is all general ranting and a little bit of simplified law, and not to be taken as any kind of legal advice.  Also, I’m not trying to offend anyone wearing the uniform and putting their lives on the line every day to protect rights.   1,502 more words


Woman Claims Cop Preached To Her About Jesus During Traffic Stop

UNION COUNTY, Ind. (CBS Cleveland) – When Ellen Bogan was pulled over by an Indiana State Police Trooper she expected perhaps a ticket; instead she received something quite different. 495 more words