Tag Archives: Warrants

Geofence Warrants and Privacy Rights

Geofence warrants, also known as reverse location warrants, are new to the law enforcement toolbox. Now these warrants are quickly becoming recognized by law enforcement as an effective method to gathering evidence of crime.In some cases, evidence gathered by multi-step … Continue reading

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EFF To Maine, Massachusetts Courts: Rule Requiring Warrants to Access Cell Phone Location Data Applies to Real-Time Searches

Cases Among First Since Landmark Supreme Court Decision in CarpenterPortland, Maine—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the ACLU are urging the state’s highest courts in Massachusetts and Maine to rule that law enforcement agents need a warrant to access real-time … Continue reading

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Facebook postings grounds for dismissal of police officer, but delay in City's response warrants backpay

Arbitrator Eric Landauer has found that the City of West Linn, Oregon was justified in terminating a police officer because his Facebook posts contained "what reasonably could be viewed as racist comments." Arbitrator Landauer's award can be found here.He rejected the Union's … Continue reading

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Phoning It In, The Law of Telephone Search Warrants Explained by a Torrance Lawyer

California criminal statutes allow, as an alternative to written affidavits, Penal Code §1526(b)(1) permits sworn oral statements that are subsequently transcribed. For example, the affiant may phone the magistrate, state probable cause, and obtain the magistrate's verbal authorization to sign … Continue reading

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ICC prosecutor to request warrants for Libya leaders

[JURIST] International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo [official profile] on Wednesday announced [press release, PDF] that an investigation has uncovered enough evidence to allow him to pursue warrants for forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi [BBC profile] … Continue reading

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