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Category - Search & Seizure Cases

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. …

12
Jul

CALIFORNIA CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY – JUDGE SAYS: ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTIES MAY HAVE USED EXCESSIVE FORCE

by Teri Sforza, Register staff writer Perhaps the question is not if the county will settle this lawsuit, but when, and for how much…? It’s not going well when a federal judge writes, “a reasonable jury could conclude that the defendant officers used excessive force against Ms. White …. Ms. White was not under suspicion …

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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