illegal search

Opposition to Supreme Court’s New Ruling on Police Searches

On Monday the 27th, the Supreme Court ruled 5-3 that an outstanding arrest warrant discovered during an illigal traffic stop allows incriminating evidence recovered thereafter to be admissible in court. Justice Sonya Sotomayor, as well as the Court’s two other liberal justices, Justices Ginsburg and Kagan, all expressed their disapproval with the ruling, some even referencing the Black Lives […]

How constitutional is the conduct of your local agency?

On July 22, 2014, the United States Department of Justice announced that the Newark, New Jersey Police Department will be overhauled and will come under federal oversight from an independent monitor after the Justice Department investigation found officers have routinely violated citizen’s constitutional rights. The Justice Department conducted a 3-year investigation which, began in May […]