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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 […]

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Supreme Courts Administers Opinion About DUI Tests

Many people are all too familiar with the steps taken by police when one is pulled over for Drinking Under the Influence (DUI). A U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion of 6-2 last Thursday, the 23 rd , which reaffirms that police do not need a warrant to administer a breath test. Their reasoning being that the effort […]

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Cell Phone Search requires Warrant

Illegal to obtain cell site location information without showing probable cause.  On June 11, 2014, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, as a matter of first impression, held that the Stored Communication Act, which allows the government to obtain cell site location information without showing probable cause to track a person’s location, violates […]