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Posner on Quon v. Arch Wireless Operating Co.
Posted on 7 Nov 2010 by Steve C. Posner

By Steve C. Posner, Attorney, Posner Law Firm When is notice to a government employee that an employer may conduct surveillance of employee communications sufficient under the Fourth Amendment? What are the Fourth Amendment privacy rights of third... Read More

Third Circuit finds narcotic dog's instinctive jump into suspect’s car non-violative of Fourth Amendment - United States v. Pierce, 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 20212 (Oct. 1, 2010)
Posted on 7 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

Last week, the Third Circuit addressed the admissibility of evidence that was discovered after a narcotics dog alerted outside a vehicle's passenger window, jumped into the open driver's side door, and alerted to the dashboard area of the car... Read More

Does Mistaken Use of Handgun Instead of Taser Constitute Excessive Force?
Posted on 30 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

Police responded to loud music complaints at a residence, and at the scene, the arrestee was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police car. The arrestee fell asleep, but when he awoke, he started screaming and kicking the rear car door. One of the... Read More

Camreta v. Greene: Will the Supreme Court Reach an Important Fourth Amendment Issue Concerning the Questioning of Witnesses?
Posted on 16 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... Read More

Michele L. Berry on United States v. Maynard and GPS Surveillance: Prolonged Surveillance Equates a Search under the Fourth Amendment
Posted on 11 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

By Michele L. Berry “In United States v. Maynard , 615 F.3d 544 (D.C. Cir. 2010) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ] the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals conducted a... Read More