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Shredding the Fourth Amendment in Post-Constitutional America

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Previously unreasonable searches become reasonable ones under new government interpretations of the Fourth Amendment. Traditional tools of law, like subpoenas and warrants, continue to exist even as they morph into monstrous new forms.

The Growing Epidemic of Police Violence: Is It Time to De-Militarize Police Forces?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.04.2014 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

The epidemic of police violence continues to escalate while fear of the police increases and the police state, with all its surveillance gear and military weaponry, expands around us.

Clapper Confirms Warrantless Search Of Americans

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has conducted warrantless searches of Americans' communications as part of the National Security Agency's...

SCOTUS Seeks to Avoid Overly Burdening Police, Roommates With Warrant Requirements

Andrew Woodman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Andrew Woodman

The problem is that the Court sees a warrant as a burden to the police rather than as a protection to the defendant. Civil liberties are about protecting the accused from an overbearing and significantly more powerful police force. So what does this mean?

The Business Implications of DNA Databases

Brad Reid | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business
Brad Reid

In this age of electronic databases and mandatory information reporting by businesses, as well as individuals, the use of database warrentless searches is likely to increase and may well meet judicial approval in the absence of limiting legislation.

Expect Your Conversations to Appear in Court

Brad Reid | Posted 04.01.2013 | Technology
Brad Reid

As technology progresses, what communications are considered public increases and correspondingly the private decreases.

Big Brother Could Definitely Be Tracking Your Cell Phone

Larry Bodine | Posted 10.22.2012 | Crime
Larry Bodine

In a frightening new decision, a federal appeals court says that you have no expectation of privacy when the police want to track your location using your cell phone.

Cop Convicted Of Lying To Get Search Warrant

Posted 03.09.2012 | New York

A NYPD officer was convicted Thursday of lying under oath and falsifying information while applying for a search warrant, NBC New York reports. Mi...

U.S. Court Approves Warrantless Cellphone Searches

Reuters | Terry Baynes | Posted 05.01.2012 | Technology

By Terry Baynes (Reuters) - U.S. police can search a cell phone for its number without having a warrant, according to a federal appeals...

Mike Sacks

Justices Weigh Guns, Gangs And Broad Search Warrants

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court grappled with guns, gangs and a detective's good faith in executing a search warrant at oral argument Monday morning. ...

"Big Brother" is Really Watching You -- GPS Surveillance in the Supreme Court

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 01.07.2012 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

In United States v. Jones, the Supreme Court will decide whether the secret installation by police of a GPS device to the defendant's vehicle and monitoring his movements every day for four weeks is a "search" that requires a warrant.

Frank Calabrese Sr. Home Searched: Feds Find Guns, Jewels, Cash In Mob Hitman's Home

Fox Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago - It's like a story line out of a movie and it may be the biggest secret yet in the Family Secrets mob trial. Federal agents executed a sea...