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Will the Supreme Court Require a Warrant for DUI Blood Testing?

A case out of Colorado involving a blood test for DUI is heading to the Supreme Court.  Jack Schaufele drove into a busy intersection during rush hour and slammed into another car.  An officer at the scene of the accident smelled alcohol on Mr. Schaufele and proceeded to conduct a [...]

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Yet Another Addition to the 4th Amendment Good Faith Exception

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt another blow to Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures. The case arose when a North Carolina officer pulled over Mr. Nicholas Heien for driving with a single burnt out break light, which is not illegal in North Carolina.  Mr. Heien subsequently [...]

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Juvenile Detainment: Should Probable Cause be Required?

A class action lawsuit has been filed in Kentucky on behalf of possibly thousands of juveniles arrested and detained in the past decade.  The lawsuit alleges that many of these juveniles were arrested, and later detained, without a warrant.  The two plaintiffs filing the lawsuit also claim they were held [...]

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Are the courts phasing out your “right to remain silent?”

According to your court ordered Miranda Rights “you have the right to remain silent, and anything you say can or will be used against you in a court of law.” However, courts over the years have been willing to use a person’s silence against them in courts of law. When [...]

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ACLU alleges police use of Stingray violates 4th Amendment

Police departments in Baltimore are using a method to pinpoint a suspect’s location, known as Stingray. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the Baltimore City Police for misusing the cutting edge technology. According to the ACLU, Stingray scoops up the personal information contained in the cellphones of everyone [...]