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Tag: 4th amendment

Kansas+v+Glover
Case Explainer

Kansas v. Glover (Decision April 6, 2020)

Can an officer pull over a vehicle just because the registered driver’s license has been revoked?

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Concepts

Cybersecurity and Law Enforcement

How do modern technology companies complicate the relationship between individual privacy and law enforcement?

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CarpentervUSDecision
Case Explainer

Carpenter v. United States (Decided June 22, 2018)

The government needs a 4th Amendment warrant (with probable cause) to get your cell phone location data.

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CollinsvVirginiaDecision
Case Explainer

Collins v. Virginia (Decision May 29, 2018)

A parked auto in a driveway is part of a house. Police need a warrant to search it.

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ByrdvUnitedStatesDecision
Case Explainer

Byrd v. United States (Decision May 14, 2018)

A person can have 4th Amendment privacy against police search when driving a rental car, even if the person is not listed on the car lease.

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Civil Rights
SCOTUS Oct 2017

Kisela v. Hughes (Summary Decision April 2, 2018)

Kisela is not liable for using excessive force because he did not violate clearly established law.

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USvMicrosoft
Case Explainer

U.S. v. Microsoft (Argument February 27, 2018)

Can the government force Microsoft to hand over consumer information stored overseas?

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Concepts

The Stored Communications Act of 1986

Congress passed the Stored Communications Act to address a gap that the Fourth Amendment would not fill. The Stored Communications act protects personal info stored on electronic devices.

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Case Explainer

Collins v. Virginia (Argument January 9, 2018)

Can police search a motorcycle parked outside a home, covered almost fully by a tarp without a warrant? 

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Case Explainer

Byrd v. United States (Argument January 9, 2018)

Can you expect privacy (i.e. Fourth Amendment protections) in a rental car if you are not on the lease?

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