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Improper search undermines major weapons case

An Irondequoit man originally facing felony weapons charges that could have sent him to prison for as much as 25 years ended up admitting to a relatively minor offense with no jail time after the judge in the case suppressed ...

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Firm battles order for data on protesters

A Los Angeles-based tech company is resisting a federal demand for more than 1.3 million IP addresses to identify visitors to a website set up to coordinate protests on Inauguration Day — a request whose breadth the company says violates ...

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Evidence tossed in Buffalo drug case

An Erie County Court judge has upheld a lower court ruling suppressing evidence in a drug case even though police had obtained a search warrant. Defendant Zachary N. Williford was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree ...

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Canada: Police can search suspect’s phone

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian police can conduct a limited search of a suspect’s mobile phone when they are arrested without getting a search warrant, but they must follow strict rules, a divided Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday. In ...

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Second Circuit — Search Warrant — Overly Broad: U.S. v. Galpin

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Search Warrant — Overly Broad Pornographic Images — Plain View U.S. v. Galpin 11-4808-cr Judges Jacobs, Winter and Swain Background: The defendant entered a conditional guilty plea of several counts of production ...

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Court rules officer safety trumps dog’s life

The killing of a family dog during the execution of a search warrant in Monroe County was not an unconstitutional property seizure in violation of the Fourth Amendment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled. The ...

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