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7
Jul

CELL PHONES SEIZED DURING AN ARREST CAN’T BE SEARCHED WITHOUT A WARRANT.

CELL PHONES SEIZED DURING AN ARREST CAN’T BE SEARCHED WITHOUT A WARRANT Big 9-0 win for the defense! The US Supremes rule that when police seize cell phones during an arrest, they can’t search them without a warrant. “Our answer to the question of what police must do before searching a cell phone seized incident …

29
Mar

Little-Known Surveillance Tool Called Stingray Raises Concerns by Judges, Privacy Activists

From The Washington Post. Click HERE for original story. By Ellen Nakashima, Published: March 27 Federal investigators in Northern California routinely used a sophisticated surveillance system to scoop up data from cellphones and other wireless devices in an effort to track criminal suspects — but failed to detail the practice to judges authorizing the probes. …

8
Apr

CALIFORNIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE: REASONABLE CAUSE FOR SCHOOL SEARCHES

In T.L.O. (469 US 325), the US Supremes said that school officials could conduct a search if it was reasonable, even if there was no probable cause. Here, the police called the school to tell them that this minor had illegal pills on him. The vice principal searched the minor with the police present. The …

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