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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"Attorneys, Academics Sort Through Landmark Case on Computer Searches"

With the permission of BNA, Orin Kerr at The Volokh Conspiracy has posted this helpful story from the Criminal Law Reporter on the Ninth Circuit's recent and, in Professor Kerr's estimation, "remarkable" opinion in United States v. Comprehensive Drug Testing.

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As observed in the article dialog, the potential for various SIA related to warrantless searches on the information provided by extended data (i.e. cell phones) could create it's own web of 9th circuit decisions.

Posted by: Tax Attorney Los Angeles | Sep 17, 2009 12:08:54 AM

Thanks to Judge Mahan for asking the question that's been nagging me for years: “What ever happened
to the Fourth Amendment? Was it . . . repealed somehow?”

Can we assume the delicate Fourth Amendment niceties observed in the baseball players case will also apply in the gi-normus, deep-sea trolling expeditions taking place under the Patriot Act? Just kidding.

Posted by: John K | Sep 17, 2009 7:59:19 AM

Where can I find this story in its full?

Posted by: Tax Crisis Institute | Aug 4, 2010 4:49:28 PM

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