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A Right Without a Remedy

Late in 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States held that a detaining a man without a warrant and without reasonable suspicion or probable cause did not require the exclusion of evidence seized on his person because an outstanding municipal warrant “attenuated” the search of the man from his unlawful detention. 1,128 more words

Criminal Justice

Wiretaps & Bugs


False Alternatives: Formulating a problem as a choice between two alternatives, when there exist other alternatives that aren’t considered.

Sacramento State[1]

The Obama people countered, saying that (i) Trump had offered no evidence that such a thing had happened… 1,556 more words

Was the mass arrest of protesters at Trump's inauguration legal?

On Trump’s inauguration day, protests took place in DC. Violence occurred during the protests, including throwing stones, damaging vehicles and storefronts. A black bloc appeared to be used by some protesters. 1,219 more words

First Amendment

Philippines: "Nation no longer upholds the rule of law" -- Lawless killings above 5,000 since Duterte became president

 (philstar.com) | Updated December 10, 2016 – 4:48pm

In this Oct. 13, 2016 photo, Commission on Human Rights Chair Jose Luis Gascon speaks to journalists at the Philippine Senate on the sidelines of the inquiry into extrajudicial killings in President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called war on drugs. 468 more words

The Good and Bad of Predictive Policing

By Sidney Perkowitz


In an age of anxiety, the words sound so reassuring: predictive policing. The first half promises an awareness of events that have not yet occurred. 495 more words


Challenging the Traffic Stop in New Jersey

There are a lot of steps in a DWI case leading up to a conviction. Every DWI case begins with the initial roadside stop by an officer. 485 more words


Arrest, Search, and Seizure Explained Part 2

Ong vs. People of the Philippines (PP) (GR 197788)

Arrest is the taking of a person into custody in order that he or she may be bound to answer for the commission of an offense.  1,298 more words

Constitutional Law