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From the Supreme Court on down to the county courthouse, police law and decisions affecting law enforcement change on a daily basis. The Legal topic page on PoliceOne is a must-read for any officer, at any agency, who wants to stay up-to-date on the latest news. Every trial, verdict, and court decision that has to do with cops will be covered on this page, which also features expert analysis.
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NY judge: US warrant can reach email in Ireland

U.S. law enforcement can force Microsoft Corp. to turn over emails it stores in Ireland - Full Story

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NY judge rejects stop-frisk police union claims

Judge has rejected efforts by police unions to overturn a ruling concluding that stop-and-frisk tactics are sometimes discriminatory - Full Story

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US sues over Pa. police fitness tests

One of the nation's largest forces is faced with defending in court a practice that the federal government says illegally discriminates against women - Full Story

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'Firearm of the future' hits roadblocks with gun rights groups

'Firearm of the future' hits roadblocks with gun rights groups

Smart guns deactivate when taken out of verified user’s hands, but gun groups are afraid government would make the guns mandatory - Full Story

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Mother of Mexican teen slain in cross-border shooting sues

Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, 16, was in Nogales, Sonora, near the tall, steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico when a Border Patrol agent shot him from Nogales, Arizona in 2012 - Full Story

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Ex-Nev. lawmaker who fled police sentenced

Ex-Nev. lawmaker who fled police sentenced

Prosecutors agreed to drop charges alleging he threw an object out of his SUV and attacked a police dog - Full Story

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Police chief charged in bizarre feud with tea party leader

The Wis. chief pleaded no contest to a charge that he signed a local tea party leader up on gay dating, pornography and federal health care websites - Full Story

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Gunman guilty of capital murder in killing of Texas cop

Prosecutors said Harlem Harold Lewis III executed the veteran officer two years ago as he was trying to pull Lewis out of his car - Full Story

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Panel supports early release for 46K drug felons

May be eligible for early release under a cost-cutting proposal adopted Friday that would dramatically reduce the nation's prison population - Full Story

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Trucker charged in wreck that killed NJ cop

Ryon Cumberbatch, 29, faces a charge of second-degree vehicular homicide - Full Story



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