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Search Result: Fourth Amendment

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Supreme Court Requires Warrant for DUI Blood Tests

April 17, 2013
The United States Supreme Court required officers to obtain a warrant before drawing blood from a suspected drunk driver in a decision announced Wednesday.

Video: Troopers Indicted for Roadside Cavity Search

March 27, 2013
A Dallas County grand jury has indicted two Texas Department of Public Safety troopers on criminal charges stemming from a roadside cavity search of two north Texas women in July.

Supreme Court: K-9 Search Violated Home Privacy

March 26, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a marijuana grower's privacy rights Tuesday, when a majority of justices decided a Florida K-9's alert outside a home resulted in an unconstitutional arrest.

Supreme Court Limits Detention Powers In Searches

February 19, 2013
Suffolk County (N.Y.) Police detectives who detained two suspects, while officers searched a dwelling exceeded the scope of their search warrant, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Supreme Court Validates K-9 Search

February 19, 2013
A Florida police dog's alert at a traffic stop that led to a van driver's conviction on drug charges established probable cause for the search, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Video: Cop Confiscates Video from 'Citizen Journalist'

February 18, 2013
A woman who considers herself a "citizen journalist" told KATU she plans to sue, after a Gresham (Ore.) Police officer seized video she captured during an arrest.

Ore. Cop Seizes Activist's Video

February 18, 2013

A woman who considers herself a "citizen journalist" said she plans to sue, after a Gresham (Ore.) Police officer seized video she captured during an arrest. Read the full story here.

Consent Searches

February 5, 2013

Warrantless searches are presumed to be unreasonable, but the U.S. Supreme Court has acknowledged that a warrantless search may still be reasonable under the Fourth Amendment if it falls within the guidelines of one or more of a limited number of exceptions.

NYPD Begins Testing Handgun Scanners

January 23, 2013
The NYPD will soon deploy new technology allowing police to detect guns carried by criminals without using the typical pat-down procedure, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Wednesday.

Warrantless DUI Tests Head To Supreme Court

January 10, 2013
Supreme Court justices showed unease Wednesday about letting police without a search warrant draw a blood sample from an unwilling drunken-driving suspect, but they also expressed sympathy for the urgency faced by officers in such traffic stops.

Kentucky Dorm Room Raid

December 12, 2012

Warning: The video features explicit content. Two University of Kentucky, Lexington campus police officers are under fire for forcing their way into the dorm room of a student, who videotaped the encounter and posted it on YouTube. Read the full story here.

Ariz. Officers Claim Privacy Violation In DNA Lawsuit

December 11, 2012
Three Phoenix Police officers claim their privacy rights were violated when they were forced to give DNA samples during the investigation into the mysterious death of a fellow officer.

Entry to Secure

December 10, 2012

As previous "Point of Law" articles have discussed, there are four—and only four—legal justifications for entering private premises. For several reasons, the preferred authority for entry is a judicial warrant.

DNA Case Heads To U.S. Supreme Court

November 12, 2012
A convicted rapist is challenging a Maryland law that allows police to take a DNA sample from violent suspects, arguing his Fourth Amendment privacy rights have been violated.

Use of Drones by Seattle Police Strikes a Nerve

November 6, 2012
The vocal opposition against the drones came into sharp focus two weeks ago during a public meeting in Seattle when members of the Seattle Police Department were shouted down with chants of "No drones!"

Expanded Definition of "Search"

November 5, 2012

When the government, in an attempt to get information, "trespasses" on any of the items specifically listed in the Fourth Amendment ("persons, houses, papers and effects"), this constitutes a "search," whether or not there is any infringement of a suspect's legitimate expectation of privacy.

Warrantless Surveillance Cameras OK, Fed Judge Rules

October 31, 2012
Police are allowed in some circumstances to install hidden surveillance cameras on private property without obtaining a search warrant, a federal judge said Monday.

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Fla. Drug Dog Case

October 31, 2012
A suspect's Fourth Amendment right to grow marijuana in the privacy of a home will be tested in a Florida case the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing Wednesday.

Publicity Can Be Costly

October 10, 2012

As private citizens, reporters are not bound by the Fourth Amendment. You are. Private citizens generally can't be sued for violating someone's Fourth Amendment rights. You can. Read on.

Appeals Court: Warrantless Cellphone GPS Tracking Legal

August 16, 2012
The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that law enforcement officers don't need a warrant to track the location of a subject via the GPS data from a cell phone.
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