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SCOTUS Hears Case on Officer's Mistaken Traffic Stop That Led to Cocaine Bust

October 7, 2014
The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday pondering whether a police officer's misunderstanding of the law can justify a traffic stop that led to the seizure of illegal drugs.

Why You Should Double Check for Accuracy

August 8, 2014

Although law enforcement officers are given considerable leeway for reasonable mistakes, you don't get much slack for unreasonable mistakes that result from hasty reactions to bad information that comes from your own official sources.

Cell Phone Search Incident to Arrest

July 11, 2014

Just when it looks like a rule is finally refined to the point of general understanding, the Supreme Court takes an unexpected turn, as it recently did on the subject of searching an arrestee's cell phone incident to his arrest.

How SCOTUS Cell Phone Search Warrant Ruling Affects You

June 26, 2014
On June 25, the Supreme Court ruled that the well-established exception permitting some searches incident to arrest does not apply to data searches of the arrestee's cell phone. But there are some details that you should know.

Court Rules Officers Need Warrants to Search Arrestees' Phones

June 25, 2014
The old rules, Chief Justice Roberts said, cannot be applied to “modern cellphones, which are now such a pervasive and insistent part of daily life that the proverbial visitor from Mars might conclude they were an important feature of human anatomy.”

High Court: 'Straw' Gun Purchases Illegal

June 17, 2014
The Supreme Court on Monday deemed "straw" purchases of firearms illegal, delivering a huge win to advocates of stricter gun controls. The case, Abramski v. United States, centered on a former police officer who bought a Glock 19 handgun for his uncle.

TASER Case Could Get SCOTUS Review

May 19, 2014
A January 2008 in-custody death could get a SCOTUS review. This would be the court’s first look at police use of stun guns after turning away appeals from both recipients of the high-voltage shocks and from police officers.

Supreme Court to Hear Cases of Cell Phone Searches

April 28, 2014
The Supreme Court on Tuesday, will hear cases involving search of personal cell phones incident to arrest.

SCOTUS Backs Up Officers with Ruling on Anonymous Tips

April 24, 2014
The Supreme Court upheld a California traffic stop based solely on a 911 call reporting a reckless driver.

Supreme Court Allows Disputed Home Searches Without Warrant

February 25, 2014
Police can search a home without a warrant if one of the occupants consents — and even if an occupant who would object isn’t home at the time, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

SCOTUS to Rule on Warrantless Cell Phone Searches

January 21, 2014
The Supreme Court said Friday it would rule on two cases that will determine whether police can search suspects' cell phones after they've been arrested.

SCOTUS Leaning Against Sheriff's Killer

October 16, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared skeptical of a Kansas man's attempt to overturn his conviction for killing Greenwood County Sheriff Matt Samuels in January of 2005.

Video and You

October 2, 2013

If you aren't speaking and behaving at all times in public the way you want to appear when you're uploaded on YouTube, you could have some unpleasant surprises in store.

Teen Fla. Cop Killer Argues for Leniency

September 24, 2013
Convicted cop killer Nicholas Lindsey returned to a Pinellas County courtroom Monday as his attorneys argue that he should not spend the rest of his life in a prison cell.

SCOTUS To Hear Co-Tenant Search Case

September 6, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a California case involving a suspect arrested by police after his girlfriend allowed officers to search the couple's apartment.

When Silence is Golden

September 2, 2013

Whenever you see or hear a suspect doing or saying something an innocent person would not, your observations should go into your reports. The suspect's selective silence can sometimes indicate a consciousness of guilt.

SCOTUS Orders Release of 9,600 Calif. Inmates

August 5, 2013
In a major setback for Gov. Jerry Brown, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to block a court order that he release 9,600 inmates from state prisons, moving California a step closer to relocating or freeing those prisoners by the end of the year.

Open Wide and Say, "Ahhh"

August 5, 2013

Under what circumstances would the Fourth Amendment allow routine collection of DNA samples upon arrest and booking? A recent Supreme Court decision addressed this issue.

When Miranda Doesn't Matter

July 2, 2013

Miranda warnings should not be given when they aren't legally necessary such as when information is urgently needed to protect the safety of officers or the public, or to rescue a victim.

Prosecutor: Ohio Agency's Fake Drug Checkpoints Legal

July 1, 2013
An Ohio agency's face drug checkpoints don't violate a 2000 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that officers can't randomly stop cars to search motorists for drugs, a prosecutor told The Plain Dealer.
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