Suspect Ordered To Provide Decryption Password: A Fifth Amendment Violation?

New developments in a still very new area of the law.

Fox Reporter Investigated Under Espionage Act

After many attempts to manufacture grand scandals out of very little, Republicans may finally have a legitimate outrage on their hands.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with a drug-sniffing German shepherd named Aldo, above, in ruling that police do not have to extensively document a dog’s expertise to justify relying on the animal to search someone’s vehicle. The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with a drug-sniffing German shepherd named Aldo, above, in ruling that police do not have to extensively document a dog’s expertise to justify relying on the animal to search someone’s vehicle.

Drug Sniffing Dogs Create Probable Cause Where None Existed Says Supreme Court

The Fourth Amendment got even weaker yesterday.

The Petraeus Scandal And The Surveillance State

If nothing else, the Petraeus affair is teaching us a valuable lesson in just how extensive the Surveillance State has become.

DOJ Records Show Massive Increase In Warrantless Surveillance Since 2009

Secret surveillance of American citizens has dramatically increased under the Obama Administration.

Judge Rules That What You Post On Facebook Can Be Used As Evidence Against You

As far as the law is concerned, your social media accounts aren’t private at all.

Jon Corzine, Other MF Global Executives, Unlikely To Face Criminal Charges

Jon Corzine appears to be about to get a ‘Get Out Of Jail Free” card.

A Different Take On Fast & Furious

A Fortune Magazine investigation puts a new spin on Operation Fast And Furious, but questions still remain.

The Arizona Decision Is A Mixed Bag For Obama And Arizona

The Supreme Court left the most important part of SB1070 intact, but it faces serious challenges in the future.

Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Immigration Checks (For Now)

The US Supreme Court has upheld the most controversial provisions of Arizona’s immigration law.

Roger Clemens Acquitted Of All Charges In Perjury Trial

After a nine week trial, Roger Clemens was acquitted of perjury charges this afternoon. What that means for his future in the world of baseball is unclear.

It’s Too Early To Talk About Dropping The Charges Against George Zimmerman

Alan Dershowitz thinls the charges against George Zimmerman should be dropped. With due apologies to the good Professor, he’s wrong.

George Zimmerman Granted Bail At $150,000

An unusual proceeding, but an unsurprising result.

Dershowitz: Zimmerman Arrest Affidavit ‘Irresponsible And Unethical’

Alan Dershowitz says the prosecutor who charged George Zimmerman with second degree murder of Trayvon Martin was “irresponsible and unethical” and politically motivated.

Supreme Court: Strip Searches Always Permissible

The US Supreme Court ruled today that police can strip search anyone they decide to arrest for anything for any reason.

George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin, And Rushing To Judgment

It’s time to let the legal system do its job.

Supreme Court Rules That GPS Tracking Is A Search, But That’s About All

The Supreme Court issued a somewhat muddled ruling on GPS tracking today.

Citizens United And The Foolish Attack On Corporate Personhood

A new set of proposed Constitutional Amendments reveals that many people still don’t understand what Citizens United was about.

Supreme Court To Rule On Warrentless GPS Tracking

In its upcoming term, the Supreme Court will examine the question whether police can track people via GPS without first obtaining a warrant.

Former Congressman’s Defamation Suit Against Pro-Life Group To Proceed

A somewhat surprising First Amendment decision arising out of the 2010 Elections.

David Simon on the Drug War, the Underclass, and America’s Dark Side

David Simon on the drug war, the underclass, and America’s seamy underbelly.

The Obama Administration Wants To Read Your Email (Without A Warrant)

The Obama Administration is resisting efforts to expand Fourth Amendment protections to services like Gmail. That’s unfortunate.

Alec Baldwin Faces Tax Charges

Actor Alec Baldwin is among hundreds being targeted by New York City for tax evasion. Is it reasonable to have to prove where you live?

Federal Court: E-Mail Entitled To Fourth Amendment Protection

A Federal Appeals Court in Ohio has handed down what could become a landmark ruling in the application of the 4th Amendment to the Internet.

Feds Tracking Your Credit Card Use Without Search Warrants

A document uncovered in a Freedom of Information Act request demonstrates the extent to which Federal law enforcement works outside the requirements of the Constitution.

Under Federal Lockdown!

Under what authority can the police lock down an entire city block, restricting our freedom of movement absent probable cause?

Obama Supports Warrantless Searches

The Obama administration wants the FBI to be able to look at your Internet records without the inconvenience of respecting your 4th Amendment rights.

Key Portions of Arizona Immigration Law Blocked By Federal Judge

Less than 24 hours before it was set to take effect, a Federal Judge has put a hold on most of the key provisions of Arizona’s immigration law.

Drunk Driving Requires Driving

Pennsylvania Supreme Court says cops can’t arrest people sleeping in parking lots for drunk driving. Cops and DAs are annoyed.