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SCOTUS Imposes Warrant Requirement for GPS Vehicle Tracking

Last Monday, the SCOTUS issued a 5-4 decision in what could turn into a seminal 4th Amendment case; United States vs Jones.  The High Court strongly embraced privacy here in the electronic age. In 2004, Antoine Jones owned and operated a hopping night club in downtown Washington D.C.  His joint was so jumpin, it caught the […]

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The United States' Crime Clock

I would not trade living in an open Democratic society for anything.  Ours is a government of laws where personal liberties are ingrained into the societal fabric as rights. Freedom comes at a price, however.  One component of our Democratic society is the constant tension and interplay between our freedoms and the enforcement of our […]

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Military Divorces for Returning Soldiers

As our soldiers return from war in the Middle East, many cases of post traumatic stress disorder are becoming manifest.  Often, the PTSD shatters an already fragile marriage, strained to the break point from years long separation. Many soldiers, having survived the war, come home only to be placed in a trick bag: struggling with […]

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Burney's Illustrated Guide to Criminal Intent

This post is a reprint from the excellent criminal law blog of New York City criminal defense attorney Nathan Burney.  This post has picked up a lot of attention, perhaps due to the artwork that accompanies the written text.  The post is from Burney’s “Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law.” Rather than just linking to the […]

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SCOTUS to Hear Cheney Secret Service Agents' Appeal in First Amendment Lawsuit

Does a brief political “exchange” between a citizen and a sitting member of the executive branch of government constitute protected speech under the First Amendment?  Is the calculus changed when the citizen, in urging his words upon the public official, actually reaches out and touches the official? SCOTUS has granted certiorari to consider such questions […]

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