Connecticut Family Dog Killed in Warrantless Police Entry; Second Circuit Says No Exigent Circumstances Connecticut Family Dog Killed in Warrantless Police Entry; Second Circuit Says No Exigent Circumstances
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NCIS Unleashes Online Surveillance of Washington State NCIS Unleashes Online Surveillance of Washington State
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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 [...]

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Should the prevention of terrorism allow for an exception to the constitutional rights afforded by the First and Fourth Amendments?

In 2012, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, attempted to detonate a car bomb in Portland, Oregon at a tree lighting ceremony. Mohamud was arrested and charged with a single count of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, and was found guilty on January 31, 2013. However, Mohamud’s defense has filed [...]