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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.

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Unlawful Reaction to Unlawful Action

Let's face it—law enforcement officers sometimes make detentions, arrests, entries, or searches that run afoul of one or more of the hundreds of judicial decisions differentiating "reasonable" and "unreasonable" searches and seizures.

SF Nudity Ban Upheld In Federal Court

A federal judge cleared the way Tuesday for the city of San Francisco to ban most displays of public nudity, ruling that an ordinance set to take effect on Feb. 1 does not violate the free speech rights of residents and visitors who like going out in the buff.

Judge Delays S.C. Cop Killer's Execution

A U.S. District Court judge has granted a motion to delay the execution of convicted murderer James Nathaniel Bryant, who is sentenced to death for the slaying of an Horry County (S.C.) Police officer.

Court: Flipping Off Cops Is Constitutional

A civilian flipping off a police officer can't be cause for a vehicle stop or arrest, a federal appellate court has ruled. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled that the "ancient gesture of insult is not the basis for a reasonable suspicion of a traffic violation or impending criminal activity."

Fed Court Strikes Down Illinois Concealed Carry Ban

A federal appeals court struck down Illinois' ban on carrying a concealed, permitted handgun Tuesday in the latest victory for gun-rights advocates.

Court: Man Can Sue LAPD Over Allegedly Forced Confession

A Los Angeles man who spent 19 years in prison for murders he did not commit will be able to sue the LAPD for allegedly coercing his confession, a panel of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Monday.

Court Upholds Ga. Cop Killer's Death Sentence

A convicted Georgia cop killer remains on death row, after a federal appeals court rejected his argument that he had ineffective counsel. Robert Wayne Holsey's lead attorney, Andrew Prince, drank a quart of vodka every day during trial.

Appeals Court: Warrantless Cellphone GPS Tracking Legal

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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Va. Court: Impersonating An Officer Is Not Protected Speech

A Virginia appellate court has ruled that the state's law against impersonating a police officer is constitutional, a ruling that countered the U.S. Supreme Court's June decision that lying about being a war hero is protected speech.

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