October 6, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an order last week asking authorities in Saudi Arabia to arrest Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir while he is on pilgrimage in Mecca currently. The order came in response to an urgent request from the ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on Wednesday ...[read more]
August 1, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Thursday upheld a magistrate judge's ruling requiring Microsoft to turn over customers' emails and other account information. Microsoft had objected to the application of US search warrants to information stored in its overseas data ...[read more]
May 28, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
A Turkish court on Monday called for international arrest warrants for four former Israeli military chiefs involved in a deadly 2010 maritime raid. According to a lawyer working on the case, prosecutors are seeking life sentences for the commanders who they claim were responsible for Israeli ...[read more]
May 16, 2014
by Max Slater
An appeals court in Argentina ruled Thursday that a controversial agreement between Argentina and Iran to investigate the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center was unconstitutional. The two nations signed the agreement in January 2013, which permitted Argentinian authorities to ...[read more]
February 19, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts on Tuesday held that law enforcement must typically obtain a warrant before using a criminal suspect's cell phone data to track his movements. Plaintiff in the case, Shabazz Augustine, was a suspect in the 2004 homicide of his girlfriend. Augustine was ...[read more]
February 10, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Spanish Judge Ismael Moreno issued international arrest warrants for several former Chinese officials Monday, including retired president Jiang Zemin and former prime minister Li Peng as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged genocide by China against Tibet. Though the warrants were ...[read more]
September 20, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
An Argentine judge on Wednesday issued warrants for four former Spanish officials accused of human rights violations during the Francisco Franco regime. Under international law, individuals accused of human rights abuses may be investigated and tried elsewhere if the country in which the ...[read more]
July 31, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Tuesday that probable-cause warrants are not required to access cell phone location information. In a 2-1 decision, the Fifth Circuit reversed lower court decisions that said the location data was protected by the Fourth Amendment. The court ...[read more]
July 22, 2013
by Sean Gallagher
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978 permits electronic and physical monitoring to assess threats and maintain US safety. FISA created the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), which grants surveillance warrants. Concerned with authorization of wiretaps against ...[read more]
July 21, 2013
by Blake Lynch
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Thursday that police must obtain search warrants before obtaining tracking information from cell phone providers. The unanimous ruling marks the first time a state supreme court has recognized a Fourth Amendment protection for cell phone location data. In the ...[read more]

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