I See You! is Gps Tracking a Fourth Amendment Violation? (2)

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We are continuing our discussion of a case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court recently. The defendant believes his privacy was violated when the police planted a GPS tracking device on his car and tracked his movements for two months. The investigation culminated with his arrest and subsequent indictment for drug crimes. The police made
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I See You! is Gps Tracking a Fourth Amendment Violation?

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The U.S. Supreme Court has many criminal cases on the docket this term. The Court heard arguments on one of the most important, United States v. Jones, earlier this week. Criminal defense attorneys in Raleigh are watching the case because the decision in Jones will affect criminal investigations and anyone suspected of a crime anywhere
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X-ray Was ‘reasonable’ Way to Execute Search Warrant, P. 2

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We were talking about a recent decision handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. The case does not involve North Carolina directly, but the issue — the constitutionality of using an X-ray for a cavity search — is important to criminal defendants across the country. The appellant in this case is
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X-ray Was ‘reasonable’ Way to Execute Search Warrant, P. 1

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A U.S. Court of Appeals ruled recently that a nonconsensual X-ray of a suspect’s abdomen did not violate his constitutional rights. The case was heard in the 1st Circuit, which does not include North Carolina. However, federal appeals courts often cite cases from other jurisdictions as persuasive, rather than binding, law. And, when it comes
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North Carolina Sides with Jails in Us Supreme Court Strip Search Case P4

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We’re finishing up our discussion of a criminal case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case involves strip searches of non-violent detainees in county jails. The jails in question are not in North Carolina, but the state’s criminal defense attorneys are watching the case closely, because the ruling will certainly reach them. Just as
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