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Stored Communications Act Provision Found Unconstitutional

In early 2011, Mr. Aaron Graham committed a string of robberies in the Baltimore, MD area.  After robbing a Dollar Tree store, a jewelry store, a 7-Eleven, and a gas station, on February 5, 2011, at approximately 3:29 p.m., Mr. Graham entered a Burger King restaurant in Baltimore.

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Ninth Circuit: Sexual Assaults by Federal Detainees are Federal Crimes Even If Occurring in a Non-Federal Facility

On March 5, 2009, Mr. Sabil Mumin Mujahid was arrested in Anchorage, Alaska, on Federal firearms charges, specifically for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  A firearm was discovered in his vehicle when he appeared at a local courthouse for a bail hearing on a state drug charge.

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Seventh Circuit: Mere Verbal Protest Insufficient for Joint Occupant to Negate Consent to Search by Other Joint Occupant

A warrantless search of a basement for her live-in grandson’s explosives did not violate the grandson’s Fourth Amendment rights, where he was not an active participant in the request for the grandmother’s consent, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

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Seventh Circuit: Drug Dog’s Alert Still Established Probable Cause Despite Troublesome 93% Alert Rate And Rewards Incentivizing False Positives

On October 14, 2010, Officer Aaron Veerman of the Bloomington, Illinois Police Department ran a license check on a vehicle registered to Tonya Smith of Kankakee, Illinois, but Ms. Smith’s driver’s license had expired eighteen years earlier.

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