March 2, 2012
by Kevin Green
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that a warrantless search of a suspect's cell phone to collect its phone number does not constitute a violation of Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure. A three-judge panel unanimously rejected the ...[read more]
March 1, 2012
by Kevin Green
The US District Court for the District of Arizona on Wednesday blocked Arizona from enforcing a section of the state's 2010 immigration enforcement law that bans drivers from blocking traffic to acquire or offer day labor services. The plaintiffs contend that the contested portions of the ...[read more]
February 24, 2012
by Kevin Green
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday that buccal mouth swabs may be used to extract DNA samples from any adult arrested or charged with a felony in California. The 2-1 decision upholds a 2004 voter-enacted provision of the DNA and Forensic Identification Database and Data ...[read more]
February 23, 2012
by Kevin Green
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California ruled Wednesday that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. The plaintiff, Karen Golinski, filed suit against the US Office of Personnel Management for refusing extend health insurance benefits to ...[read more]

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