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Court rules against warrantless searches of phones, laptops

Kathleen Hanover uses her laptop to work on her dating website at her home in Dayton, Ohio in this 2009 file photo. Several states are looking at legislation to make online dating safer. AP Images

BOSTON (AP) — A federal court in Boston has ruled that warrantless U.S. government searches of the phones and laptops of international travelers at airports and other U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment. Tuesday’s ruling in U.S. District ...

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New York State Court of Appeals – Warrantless Search: People v. Jenkins

New York State Court of Appeals – Warrantless Search – Exigent Circumstances – Police in Control of the Home   People v. Jenkins No. 148 Judge Pigott   Background: At issue is whether a police officer’s warrantless search of a closed ...

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Fourth Department — Warrantless Search: People v. Coles

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Warrantless Search Exigent Circumstances People v. Coles KA 10-02301 Appealed from Ontario County Court Background: The defendant was convicted after trial of various drug sale and possession charges. Police entered the defendant’s residence before a search ...

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Second Circuit — Warrantless Search: United States v. Voustianiouk

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Warrantless Search Suppression United States v. Voustianiouk 1-4420 Judges McClaughlin, Pooler and Parker Background: The defendant appealed his conviction of possession and receipt of child pornography. The defendant moved to suppress the ...

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Fourth Department — Warrantless Search: People v. Kalikow

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Warrantless Search Search Incident to Arrest People v. Kalikow KA 11-01306 Appealed from Oswego County Court Background: A defendant was charged with violating a municipal open container ordinance. The police officer issued an appearance ticket but ...

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