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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...

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...

2011-08-05 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...

2011-07-13 09:13:00

CHICAGO, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An annual report released this month by the Illinois Department of Transportation reveals that Illinois State Police troopers continued to ask motorists of color for permission to search their car without cause at a higher rate than white drivers during 2010. The report documents that the pattern identified by the ACLU of Illinois in its complaint recently filed with the U.S. Department of Justice continued in 2010. Hispanic motorists were...

2011-05-07 00:00:29

Patituce & Associates have developed a reputation for aggressively, and successfully, defending their clients in State and Federal Court throughout Ohio. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) May 06, 2011 Patituce & Associates announces that it has expanded its federal practice to include weekend consultations in addition to the vast array of other consultation options they offer. Joseph Patituce, Managing Partner, says, "In deciding to hire a defense attorney to defend you, or a loved one, you...

2011-01-10 06:45:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS), a leader in environmental, safety and transportation solutions, announced today that it has reached a settlement with 1,125 firefighters, represented by attorney Joseph Cappelli, in connection with hearing loss claims. This agreement was reached after Federal Signal obtained complete defense verdicts in consecutive recent trials involving the cases of 18 firefighter plaintiffs represented by Mr....

2010-08-02 12:36:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS), a leader in environmental, safety and transportation solutions, announced that a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania jury absolved the Company from any liability in lawsuits brought by nine Philadelphia firefighters. These firefighters claimed that they had developed hearing loss caused by exposure to sirens manufactured by the Company. The jury found that the Company's sirens were not defective and that...

2009-12-10 15:41:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In a decision of importance to the case at hand and all cases involving claims of attorney-client or work product privilege, the Honorable Cynthia M. Rufe of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, in a decision of December 7, 2009, has ruled that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the manufacturer of the prescription diabetes medication Avandia, must produce dozens of documents that it withheld on claims of privilege. The...

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2008-12-08 12:40:00

Border security is becoming even more invasive, as many agents are now not only searching through travelers' luggage, they also want to know the personal details stored on their digital devices. Mohamed Shommo, for example, is an engineer for Cisco Systems Inc. who regularly travels out of the country for business. He has become accustomed to border agents searching through images on his digital camera, Koranic verses and other audio files on his iPod and even Google keyword searches he had...

2008-09-13 00:00:15

By Elizabeth Stull Certain coercive investigative policies adopted by the Department of Justice in 1999 have been withdrawn but some lawyers say federal legislation is necessary to protect their clients' constitutional rights in the future. The corporate charging guidelines issued late last month in the Filip Memo are the latest in a series of policies adopted by the DOJ. The DOJ's Holder Memorandum in 1999 directed prosecutors to give credit for cooperating with a federal investigation...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.