Tag Archives: Right of Privacy

Search Warrant Required To Track Suspect Using Cell Phone/Tower Technology

In a landmark decision the United States Supreme Court held that the Fourth Amendment, prohibiting unreasonable searches, required a search warrant by the government to obtain historical cell phone tower records.This may be the most important case of the 2017 … Continue reading

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Police Cannot Search Cell Phone Without A Warrant

In Riley v. California, the United States Supreme Court held that  the police can no longer search cell phones without a warrant.  This decision may not have a significant impact in Missouri because Missouri courts already held that you could … Continue reading

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Does a drug dog get a “free air sniff?

Does a drug dog get a free air sniff? As crude as it sounds, this in large part really depends on where the dog is sniffing. In the last several months, we have had three very important cases – two … Continue reading

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Westboro Baptist Church – Beginning of the End for Picketing of Funerals?

The ongoing saga of the Westboro Baptist Church and their despicable picketing of veterans’ funerals continues unabated despite the efforts of hundreds of local communities  and about 40 states that have passed laws prohibiting the picketing of funerals. The Eighth … Continue reading

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