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Ms. Dollree Mapp: A Civil Liberties Pioneer

Mapp v. Ohio, the landmark decision establishing the exclusionary rule in both state and federal courts, was decided in 1961. The exclusionary rule keeps a fact-finder from considering certain evidence if that evidence is “fruit” of an unconstitutional search. Notwithstanding the particular steps to determine if a piece of evidence [...]

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Man’s murder conviction overturned due to false confession

A 10-year old conviction is overturned because of mental illness.

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Mother sues police department for not arresting son

“The defendants carelessly disregarded Peter’s safety … and actually created the events leading to Peter’s wrongful death,” the lawsuit says.

ACLU claims the use of Stingray violates privacy
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ACLU claims the use of Stingray violates privacy

The ACLU has criticized Baltimore City Police for the use of their new technology, “Stingray.”  The new device provides a means for police to obtain information from within an individual’s cell phone.  By acting as a quasi cell phone tower, the device is able to retrieve information from all cell [...]

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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 [...]