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Supreme Court Finds Search Of Employees' Text Messages Was Reasonable
Posted on 22 Jun 2010 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A police department's search of the transcripts of its employees' text messages was reasonable and did not violate the employees' Fourth Amendment rights, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 17, reversing a... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Text Message Privacy Case
Posted on 20 Apr 2010 by Mark Rogers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on April 19 heard oral arguments in a case concerning an employee’s expectation of privacy in text messages that were sent and received on a pager issued by his employer ( City of... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Immunity For Private Attorney Retained By Government
Posted on 18 Jan 2012 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) When a private attorney is temporarily retained by the government to work with or under government employees, that attorney is entitled to the same qualified immunity that government employees receive, the attorney representing... Read More

Camreta v. Greene: Will The Supreme Court Reach An Important 4th Amendment Issue Concerning Questioning Witnesses?
Posted on 25 Mar 2011 by Jay Shapiro

By Jay Shapiro, Partner Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP "If the Supreme Court finds its way to one of the critical issues in Camreta v. Greene, 588 F.3d 1011 (9th Cir. Or. 2009) (Free unenhanced version of the opinion available from lexisONE Free Case... Read More

Court Confronts Canine Constitutional Case
Posted on 4 Jul 2016 by Gabriela Nolen

In State v. Newcomb, 2016 Ore. LEXIS 366, the Oregon Supreme Court addressed the question of whether a defendant’s rights under the Oregon and United States Constitutions had been violated due to a warrantless draw of blood from defendant’s... Read More

License Check In North Carolina Violates 4th Amendment Due To Lack Of Suspected Criminal Activity
Posted on 10 Jul 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

According to the North Carolina Court of Appeals in State v. Leak, 2015 N.C. App. LEXIS 445 (N.C. Ct. App. June 2, 2015) , an officer violated a defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights when a driver’s license check was conducted without reasonable... Read More

9th Circuit Finds Border Search Of Laptop Did Not Violate 4th Amendment
Posted on 11 Mar 2013 by Mark Rogers

PASADENA, Calif. - (Mealey's) The search of a man's laptop computer by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials that occurred 170 miles from the border did not constitute an "extended border search" and did not violate his rights... Read More