Department of Justice Policy Requires Warrants for Most "Stingray" Searches
September 03, 2015. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced a policy for the use of cell-site simulators (commonly called “stingrays”).
Connecticut's Death Penalty Fades Away
August 13, 2015. At the point that Connecticut abolished the death penalty in 2012, 11 people in that state were on death row.
Correction to The Criminal Law Handbook (14th ed.) on Resisting Arrest
July 30, 2015. The 14th Edition of The Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System states the following on page 88:
Police Officers Can't Search Hotel Records Whenever They Want
June 22, 2015. The U.S. Supreme Court held that hotel operators are entitled to some kind of independent review before opening their registries.
Supreme Court Limits the Right to Confront Witnesses
June 18, 2015. The majority found that a child-abuse victim's hearsay didn't violate the Confrontation Clause.
Supreme Court: Federal Threat Statute Requires More Than Negligence
June 01, 2015. The high court rejected the "reasonable person" standard.
Supreme Court Gives Felons More Say Over What Happens to Their Guns
May 18, 2015. Federal law doesn't stop felons from selling or transferring firearms they lawfully owned.
Supreme Court Says No to Dog Sniffs That Unnecessarily Prolong Traffic Stops
April 21, 2015. In a typical scenario, a police officer can't conduct a dog sniff after completing the ticket-issuing process.
Supreme Court: Forcing Someone to Wear a Tracking Device is a "Search"
March 30, 2015. In the spring of 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court decided another case about tracking technology and the Fourth Amendment.