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Some Friend! Facebook Gun Photo Not Suppressed, Even Where "Friend" Turned Out to Be a Detective

Everett v. Delaware, No. 257.  Supreme Court of Delaware, May 29, 2018.

Everett was indicted for unlawful firearm possession after a detective, using a false profile, became Everett’s Facebook “friend,” which enabled his observations of Everett’s posted media showing his nightstand displaying a gun.   138 more words

Constitutional Law

Busted by a Facebook ‘friend’/undercover cop? Court: It’s legal!

It’s illegal for convicted felons to possess deadly weapons, including handguns.

Which means it isn’t a good idea for them to post photos onto Facebook that show off their Smith & Wessons, or accept friend requests without knowing the requester, given that undercover investigators are in the habit of friending suspects. 863 more words


Fourth Amendment basics after Collins v. Virginia

This week the Supreme Court decided Collins v. Virginia.  There (as I explained in more detail here, before the Court granted cert), Collins was prosecuted for receiving a stolen motorcycle.  1,228 more words

Digital License Plates-Good Idea or Invasion of Privacy?

The state of California, leading America and the rest of the free world in nanny laws and government overreach, has begun rolling out digital license plates in a trial to eliminate metal plates and annual registration stickers. 257 more words

SCOTUS Provides New Guidance on the "Automobile Exception"

COLLINS v. VIRGINIA (May 29, 2018)

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4th Amendment

Supreme Court declines to extend automobile exception to Fourth Amendment to vehicles parked in driveways or curtilage of home.

In yet another victory for Fourth Amendment advocates, the Supreme Court on May 29, 2018 ruled against a warrantless search and examination of motorcycle under a tarp in the driveway of a home.   675 more words

On this day in history, May 24, 2013 --Federal Court Rules Racial Profiling in Arizona Violated Latinos’ Constitutional Rights

On May 24, 2013, Judge G. Murray Snow of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona ruled that the Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), led by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, violated the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution by conducting raids and traffic stops that targeted Latinos based on race. 276 more words