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Yesterday, the First Circuit denied a defendant’s privacy interest in mail addressed to his “personal addresses” that responded to fraudulent invoices the defendant sent to various trade associations.
Last week, the Sixth Circuit found that a warrant to search an individual’s home could not be based on criminal activity linked to a car registered at that address.
Supreme Court: States May Impose Criminal Penalties for Refusal of Breath Tests, but Not Refusal of Blood Tests
In a decision authored by Justice Alito last week, the Supreme Court found that laws imposing criminal penalties for refusal to take a breath test do not violate the Fourth Amendment’s ban on unreasonable searches, but that criminal penalties for refusal to take a blood test do.
Evidence seized during an unconstitutional stop may be used against a defendant where law enforcement discovers an outstanding, valid arrest warrant for the stopped individual, the U.S. Supreme Court held this week.
Last month, the National Law Enforcement Museum received a fascinating artifact from a law enforcement survivor whose grandfather was added to the Memorial wall in 2015.
The Eighth Circuit recently held that a defendant lacks a privacy interest in the information contained in the magnetic strip on credit, debit, or gift cards.
In October 2015, we informed you the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit had granted en banc review of Fourth Amendment issues in United States v. Ganias, regarding whether the government may retain computer evidence obtained outside the scope of an original, probable-cause search warrant and prosecute people for crimes based on that evidence.