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Feds Use Search Warrant To Make Everyone In Building Unlock Their Phones

If the cops show up with a search warrant, well, you expect they can search the premises. But showing up with a warrant that says every single person on a certain property has to unlock their fingerprint-reading phones and present them for search, too? 609 more words

Telecom & Technology

Case Summary: Court of Appeals finds that seizure of cell phone was unreasonable.

By: Joel D. Kershaw

In People v Mahdi, a recent published Court of Appeals case, the Court of Appeals found that, even where there was valid consent to a search of Defendant’s home, seizure of his phone, keys, and wallet was unreasonable. 440 more words

Constitutional Rights

Fixing Asset Forfeiture

I discussed civil asset forfeiture in “Spoils of War” and also discussed the IRS seizure of assets for “structuring” deposits in “Repeal the Bill of Rights” under the Fourth and Fifth Amendments.  250 more words

When Fascism Came To Ole Miss

By Ryan S. Walters | @ryanswalters73

“Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech….” – First Amendment, U.S. Constitution

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, 1,629 more words

Mississippi Politics

Federal Agents Can Secretly Read Every E-mail of Every American

Oct 5, 2016   Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.

The federal government can read every e-mail of every American without leaving any trace, an article published byThe Observer reports. 820 more words

The Ref Played, and the Player Played Out of Bounds

Reviewing the Monday debate, there was one dust-up between moderator Lester Holt and candidate Donald Trump that is worth a little analysis: the exchange about New York City’s “stop and frisk” policy and practice. 844 more words


Does Stop And Frisk Still Matter?

Last night’s first presidential debate between neoliberal savior Hillary Clinton and Nazi billionaire Donald Trump had plenty of lies and misinformation, mostly of course coming from Trump who cobbles his statements together from Breitbart and your grandpa’s racist email chains. 1,934 more words

Constitutional Law