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Reasonable Expectation of Privacy

From 2009 to 2010, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey had a wave of pharmacy burglaries, many of which affected Rite Aid pharmacies. The method used in the various crimes was largely consistent: in many cases, the alarm systems for the pharmacies would be disabled by cutting the external phone lines. [...]

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Is a police officer able to ask to see a driver’s tongue during a lawful traffic stop?

Recently, the Supreme Court of New Hampshire held that a police officer’s request for a defendant to show him his tongue was beyond the scope of a lawful traffic stop. Roy Holland, an officer with the Enfield Police Department, stopped a truck with a defective taillight. While on the stand, [...]

Anything to Avoid Suppressing Evidence: Ohio Supreme Court Applies Good-Faith Exception For the Second Time This Month
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Anything to Avoid Suppressing Evidence: Ohio Supreme Court Applies Good-Faith Exception For the Second Time This Month

       The Supreme Court of Ohio issued a (unanimous) merit decision last week in a case from 2008. The Sheriff’s office received an anonymous tip identifying Sudinia Johnson as a cocaine dealer who would soon be restocking his inventory during a trip to Chicago in a van. Acting [...]

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Bieber’s At It Again…

First it was a DUI, then it was interfering with the flight crew of a chartered jet, and now . . . attempted robbery?  That is what is currently being alleged by a young woman who says that Bieber tried to steal her phone on Monday in Los Angeles.  The website [...]

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Philadelphia Traffic Court Judges Conspiracy

Several former judges elected to traffic court have been alleged to have fixed tickets. According to the FBI website, various tickets were dropped, depriving the state and city of fines for tickets that were improperly dropped. (http://www.fbi.gov/philadelphia/press-releases/2013/philadelphia-traffic-court-judges-indicted-for-fraud) The facts of this case highlight the difficulty of a fraud case, and [...]