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Court says consent to search a phone doesn’t mean listening in

September 13th, 2013

If an officer stops your car, sees a cell phone in the back seat and gets your consent to search the phone, does that mean he can also answer your incoming calls, impersonate you and use the callers’ words as evidence against you? Read more..

One Foot out the Door, 11th Circuit Judge Dissents in Stop-and-Frisk Case

August 23rd, 2013

When Judge Rosemary Barkett retires from the federal bench next month, the 11th Circuit will lose one of its most prolific dissenters. In a dissent this week, she argued that stop-and-frisk searches by police jeopardize the rights of minorities and the poor. Read more..

4th DCA: Teen Stopped With Bacardi Bottle Didn’t Have To Give Cop Her Name

August 22nd, 2013

The Fourth District Court of Appeal erases the conviction of a girl who refused to identify herself when she was stopped with six teenagers and an empty Bacardi Silver rum bottle. Read opinion..

Miami judge rejects freedom for Cocaine Cowboys hitman

August 22nd, 2013

Jorge Rivera Ayala, the imprisoned hitman for Miami drug lord Griselda Blanco, won’t get a shot at freedom. Read more..

Court to Decide if Lawyers Can Block Gays From Juries

July 29th, 2013

WASHINGTON – Last month’s Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage were major gay rights victories. But countless questions about the legal rights of gay men and lesbians remain. Here’s one: May gays be excluded from juries on account of their sexual orientation? The federal appeals court in California will soon decide the issue, which turns [...]

Google ordered by judge to ID anonymous blogger who targeted lawyer

July 25th, 2013

Google Inc. must identify an anonymous blogger who has been targeting a New York consumer lawyer online, a state court judge says. A stipulated order (PDF) issued earlier this month in the Manhattan Supreme Court case still offered some wiggle room, should the blogger respond. But, if not,.. Read more..

Prosecutor Who Withheld Evidence Gets Pass From 1st Circuit

July 25th, 2013

A federal appeals court has opted to stay out of a dispute over whether a Boston federal prosecutor committed a professional breach by withholding exculpatory evidence in a racketeering trial. Read more..

Get Over Your Fear of the Internet, Judge Tells Peers

July 17th, 2013

For judges presiding over our court system, the benefits of the Internet are not obvious. That’s unfortunate, says Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Read more..

Who Is Fnu Lnu?

July 15th, 2013

When the man appeared before a federal judge in Manhattan to be sentenced in a drug case, he had a lawyer by his side, supporters in the courtroom and letters attesting to his character. Only one thing was missing: his true identity. Read more..

Federal and State Wiretaps Up 24%, Primary Target Mobile Devices According to 2012 Report

July 1st, 2013

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts has issued the the 2012 Wiretap Report. The annual report, provides comprehensive data on all federal and state wiretap applications, including the types of crimes investigated, as well as the costs involved and whether arrests or convictions resulted. Read more..