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President Trump’s Supreme Court Short List Shrinks

The president may make an announcement about his pick as soon as Monday, some speculate.

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Appeals Court Rules Residency In Marijuana Legal State Not Justification for Police Search

By a 2-1 vote, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver said two Kansas Highway Patrol officers violated the constitutional rights of Colorado motorist Peter Vasquez in December 2011 by pulling him over and searching his car after he had been driving alone at night on Interstate 70.

ATF Stash House Stings Were Legal, Federal Appellate Panel Rules

Federal agents who lured suspects into plotting a robbery of a fictitious drug stash house did not commit "outrageous" misconduct, a federal appellate panel ruled Thursday.

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Ariz. Court: Police Can Seize Guns During Stops

Arizona police can take custody of a subject's gun for officer-safety reasons even if the person's contact with the officer was voluntary, a court has ruled.

Warrantless Cellphone Tracking Upheld

In a significant victory for law enforcement, a federal appeals court on Tuesday said that government authorities could extract historical location data directly from telecommunications carriers without a search warrant.

Judges: Grant Family Suits Against Ex-BART Officers Can Go Forward

Several lawsuits against BART police officers over the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant in 2009 can move forward, a three-judge panel ruled Tuesday.

Ninth Circuit: Miranda Warning Must Be In Perfect Spanish

A Miranda warning given in both English and Spanish to a Spanish-speaking suspect is insufficient if a police officer’s translation fails to convey the true meaning of the arrested person's rights, a federal appeals court decided Monday.

Ariz. Death Row Inmate's Conviction Overturned

A federal appeals court has overturned a death sentence for an Arizona woman who arranged to have her 4-year-old son murdered, because a Phoenix Police detective failed to honor her Miranda rights.

Court: Barricaded Suspects Not Entitled To Miranda Warning

Even a barricaded suspect has the right to remain silent during a standoff, but police have no obligation to tell him that while trying to coax him out, an appeals court ruled this week.