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October 20, 2014

Justices will decide case on warrantless access to hotel records

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to referee a dispute over police access to hotels' guest information without first getting a search warrant - Full Story
October 18, 2014

Judge denies Tsarnaev bid to suppress evidence

Tsarnaev's lawyers argued that the warrants authorizing searches weren't specific enough and that some items were improperly seized - Full Story
October 18, 2014
Do the cases the FBI cites support encryption worries?

Do the cases the FBI cites support encryption worries?

FBI Director James Comey says encrypting data stored on smartphones and computers could hurt criminal investigations - Full Story
October 17, 2014

Groups appeal for release of police license plate scans

Advocacy groups have appealed ruling that denied access to police records of license plate scans in LA, saying they are crucial to understanding the scope of government surveillance - Full Story
October 16, 2014

Fla. high court puts limits on police phone tracking

In a sweeping ruling, court said Thursday that police in the state have no right to use a cellphone to track someone's movements without a warrant - Full Story
October 15, 2014

US panel to hear appeal on NY stop-and-frisk case

City's police unions are arguing they should be able to continue to appeal a federal judge's ruling that the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy violated civil rights - Full Story
October 12, 2014

NY Occupy activist acquitted of obstructing police

After being convicted of assaulting a police officer, the protester was cleared of charges from another police confrontation - Full Story
October 11, 2014

Mass. officer cleared in fatal traffic stop shooting

U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf found that the shooting was justified to protect the public's safety - Full Story
October 11, 2014

Charges dropped against Fla. woman fleeing when TASERed

Viola Young was arrested last month for resisting and obstructing an officer without violence - Full Story
October 10, 2014
Truck driver who killed Ill. trooper gets probation

Truck driver who killed Ill. trooper gets probation

Johnny B. Felton Jr., 54, of Hinesville, Ga., was sentenced to 2 1/2 years of probation after pleading guilty - Full Story



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