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Tailgating Traffic Stop Was All About Drugs (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds suppression of 34,091 Oxycodone pills found in defendant’s rental car because the trooper who stopped defendant’s car on I-95 for tailgating violated defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights when the trooper spent the next 15 minutes asking defendant ...

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Good-Faith Exception Does Not Save Child Porn Conviction (access required)

The 4th Circuit reverses defendant’s child pornography conviction because evidence seized pursuant to a deficient search warrant should not have come in under the Leon good-faith exception; information provided to the local magistrate did not show when defendant allegedly possessed ...

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No Privacy Act Violation in Seizure of Photos & Cameras (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court says a plaintiff who generally identifies herself as a photojournalist cannot sue the government for its seizure of her photographs and cameras, as a violation of her rights under the Privacy Protection Act, as the ...

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