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Charnesia Corley And An Assault On The Fourth Amendment

Too many of us have watched with acquiescence the steady erosion of the freedoms that stand between us and a police state.

August 19, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Police Searches Of Cellphones

Washington (AFP) – The U.S. Supreme Court takes up two cases Tuesday about whether police need warrants to search detainees’ mobile phones, which have become vast repositories of personal data. The cases could potentially have a major impact on law enforcement in the United States, where about 12 million people are arrested every year and […]

April 29, 2014

Police Can Stop Vehicles Based On Anonymous 911 Tips, Justices Rule

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has upheld the authority of police officers to stop cars and question their drivers based on an anonymous tip to a hot line. In a 5-4 decision written by Justice Clarence Thomas, the justices ruled that such stops do not amount to an unreasonable […]

April 22, 2014

Supreme Court Sides With LAPD In Warrantless House Search

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police officers may enter and search a home without a warrant as long as one occupant consents, even if another resident has previously objected. The ruling — based on a case involving a Los Angeles Police Department search — gives […]

February 25, 2014