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Can Law Officers Search Your Cellphone Without A Warrant?
2012-03-02 11:01:08

A US federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that law officers have the right to search a cellphone for its phone number without a warrant, following a recent Indiana case in which prosecutors used evidence that police found on cellphones during an arrest. Abel Flores-Lopez, the arrestee in that case, said police acted illegally when they searched his cellphone for its number. However, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit said in its ruling that even if searching a phone...

2012-02-07 08:00:00

Experts.com allows anyone to search from a large database of highly specialized Expert Witnesses and Consultants. Users can also request that a search be performed by staff free of charge. Biographies, CVs, Case Studies, and other Descriptive Information about suitable Expert Witnesses and Consultants is placed in an online folder for the requester, again at no additional charge. Stockton, CA (PRWEB) February 07, 2012 The marketing platform known as Experts.com released a new video this...

Fifth Amendment Doesn't Protect Your Hard Drive
2012-01-25 05:19:39

According to a new ruling, the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. constitution does not protect your hard drive from being used as evidence. Ramona Fricosu, a Colorado defendant in a mortgage scam case, argued that the Fifth Amendment's privilege against self-incrimination protected her from having to disclose the password to her hard drive. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital civil liberties organization that filed an amicus brief on Fricosu's behalf, said she should not have to be...

2011-11-17 03:35:14

A man with a low IQ confesses to a gruesome crime. Confession in hand, the police send his blood to a lab to confirm that his blood type matches the semen found at the scene. It does not. The forensic examiner testifies later that one blood type can change to another with disintegration. This is untrue. The newspaper reports the story, including the time the man says the murder took place. Two witnesses tell the police they saw the woman alive after that. The police send them home, saying...

2011-11-02 07:00:00

Alan Genicoff, M.D., J.D. by way of a dual degree in medicine and health law recently launched a website that affords lawyers nationwide exceptional expert witness testimony in emergency and internal medicine. (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 Alan Genicoff, M.D., J.D. earned his Medical Doctor degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and obtained Board Certification in Internal Medicine later that...

2011-10-12 13:25:24

This thesis explores the particular framework of evidentiary assessment of three selected appellate national asylum procedures in Europe and discusses the relationship between these procedures, on the one hand, and between these procedures and other legal systems, including the EU legal order and international law, on the other. A theme running throughout the thesis is the EU strivings towards approximation of national asylum procedures and my study analyses the evidentiary assessment of...

2011-08-05 22:39:11

Confusion about Constitutional rights can lead to self-incrimination, psychologist reports Movies and TV shows often depict crime with a police officer handcuffing a suspect and warning him that he has the right to remain silent. While those warnings may appear clear-cut, almost 1 million criminal cases may be compromised each year in the United States because suspects don't understand their constitutional rights, according to research presented at the 119th Annual Convention of the American...


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