N.Y. Lawsuit Seeks To Halt Suspicionless Searches

NEW YORK - (AP) Civil rights lawyers sued the government Tuesday to stop authorities from snooping in the laptops, cell phones and cameras of international travelers without probable cause. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn against the Department of Homeland Security as well as...

Maryland v. King: The Supreme Court Splits on DNA Collection from Defendants

Even the most casual observer of the Supreme Court recognizes that an opinion authored by Justice Scalia and joined by Justices Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Kagan is not common. And yet in Maryland v. King, it was this combination of Justices that dissented from the Court's decision that upheld the warrantless...

Jay Shapiro on United States v. Kaley: The Supreme Court Examines Challenges to Pre-conviction Forfeiture Seizures

It is not uncommon for the defense of a white collar prosecution to require substantial legal fees. Nor is it unusual for government to seek to seize and forfeit assets held by the defendant in cases in which the prosecution claims that the defendant has obtained significant sums of money illegally....

Jay Shapiro on Kaley v. United States: The Supreme Court Continues Limits of Probable Cause Challenges to Pre-conviction Forfeiture Seizures

Late last year, an Emerging Issue Analysis [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] described the issues presented to the Supreme Court in Kaley v. United States [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], an appeal that was argued on October 16, 2014. Kaley came before the...