Category Archives: Law

The National Security Agency’s Domestic Spying Program – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/23/opinion/the-national-security-agencys-domestic-spying-program.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

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The Volokh Conspiracy: When Is a Dog Sniff in Your Car Not a Search?

https://www.google.com/producer/editions/CAoww4YB/the_volokh_conspiracy/CAIiEJnh5jFsJwV1ncZK4UwZFekqFAgEKg0IACoGCAoww4YBMIAbMMlG/when_is_a_dog_sniff_in_your_car_

Another horrible decision allowing what should be an illegal search.

Reason: Islam, Free Speech, and Democracy http://goo.gl/mag/DfNcG

Why is it that religon seems to cause such a huge emotional response in people?  It seems to have more effect on people than talking about somebody’s family.  This article demonstrates how this issue raised the ire of a muslim man.  Then, atheists and christians jumped on the judge’s reaction with half truths and outright falsehoods.  It appears that all sides could use with a little restraint.

Court Rules That Police Cannot Use Warrants to Obtain Cell Phone Location of Person Who is Subject of Arrest Warrant

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/volokh/mainfeed/~3/0rnX23MAaK8/

It seems to me this decision is wrong.  Although I might buy the idea that a person’s location is protective on the fourth Amendment, I strongly believe that if there is a warrant for the persons arrest, then a search warrant can issue for the location of the person.  After All, if there is an arrest warrant they may enter the persons residence to arrest them.  I fail to see how locating a person by their cell phone is really any different.