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5 Supreme Court decisions from 2014 impacting law enforcement Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

5 Supreme Court decisions from 2014 impacting law enforcement

The 2014 calendar brought us five significant cases which impact officers’ understanding of Fourth Amendment limits, both in its extension and restrictions - Full Story

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Why SCOTUS won't issue a sweeping police cell phone search decision Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Why SCOTUS won't issue a sweeping police cell phone search decision

What’s reasonable and unreasonable when it comes to cell phone searches and privacy is often the sticky wicket cops find themselves in — enter the Supreme Court - Full Story

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The Constitution and the cop: Case law and the American home Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

The Constitution and the cop: Case law and the American home

While the home is still sacred constitutional ground — a threshold not to be trespassed upon by the government without a warrant supported by probable cause — exceptions do exist - Full Story

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Suit over Pa. stop for Arabic flashcards tossed

Nicholas George sought to sue three Transportation Security Administration agents and two FBI agents over the August 2009 stop at Philadelphia International Airport, saying they violated his free speech rights and conducted an improper search - Full Story