Monthly Archives: July 2014

In an age of mass surveillance, it is no surprise police officers routinely record traffic stops using dashboard cameras. These cameras often provide valuable evidence in drunk driving cases. The proper use of such evidence was the subject of a … Continue reading

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Although the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution requires police to obtain a warrant based on “probable cause” before searching a person’s property, the Supreme Court has long recognized a lower standard of proof when it comes to police … Continue reading

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May the police search your cellphone without a warrant? On June 25, the United States Supreme Court said that in most cases, the answer is “no.” The Court ruled in two cases where police seized and searched a suspect’s cell … Continue reading

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Police officers must have a “reasonable suspicion” before stopping and frisking a person thought to be in possession of illegal drugs. On June 12 of this year, an Illinois appeals court overturned a drug conviction after finding police acted unreasonably … Continue reading

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