Unlawful Search & Seizure. Legal news and articles for August 21 - 31, 2011

Famed Guitar Maker Raided by Federal AgentsGovt plans overhaul of police powersJudge hands out maximum sentence in robbery caseCarmel log: Suspicious person sleeping in bushesGilberton borough councilman plans to file civil rights lawsuit against boroughCourt upholds evidence ban in sexual assault trialAre Professors Picking the Public's Pockets?On Immigration, Law, and the Pursuit of JusticeMANTON v. STRAINFoes insist lawmakers fight police entry edictInd. lawmakers weigh home entry police rulingWoman sues after McKeesport officer entered homeComplaints lead to drug arrest, cocaine seizureBAIRD v. HOLTONOPINION: Let's get serious for a moment

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DUMC maintains JAIS raid unlawful
Free Malaysia TodayAugust 12, 2011

PETALING JAYA: The Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC) has maintained that the raid by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) was a “trespass, search, and seizure” without proper authority under the law. The statement from DUMC today ...more »

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Famed Guitar Maker Raided by Federal Agents
New York Times (blog)August 31, 2011

The investigation that led to the searches last week began when a customs official intercepted an air shipment of 1250 ebony fingerboards in Dallas on June 22, according to an affidavit filed in support of the search warrant. ...more »

Govt plans overhaul of police powers
The Canberra TimesAugust 29, 2011

But Mr Corbell says he plans to remove the defence as part of a legislative overhaul that will bring all police powers under a consolidated Police Powers Act. He said the powers of the force in the crucial areas of search, seizure and arrests were ...more »

Judge hands out maximum sentence in robbery case
The Star DemocratAugust 29, 2011

The traffic stop and subsequent search and seizure were violations of Williams' constitutional rights, and all evidence and statements should be suppressed, Long told the court. The issue of an unlawful search and seizure is a point that Long has said ...more »

Carmel log: Suspicious person sleeping in bushes
Monterey County HeraldAugust 26, 2011


Gilberton borough councilman plans to file civil rights lawsuit against borough
Republican & HeraldAugust 26, 2011

A monetary award to Mr. Wagner of $90000 for the blatant violation of his First Amendment right of free speech and his Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure in this matter. - Some allocation of reasonable attorney's fees and ...more »

Court upholds evidence ban in sexual assault trial
Virgin Islands Daily NewsAugust 25, 2011

3, 2007, warrant authorizing VI Police officers to search Tydel John's home violated the Fourth Amendment, according to the 3rd Circuit Court's ruling. The Fourth Amendment prohibits unreasonable search and seizure without probable cause. ...more »

Are Professors Picking the Public's Pockets?
Miller-McCune.comAugust 25, 2011

These details were contained in sworn affidavits in support of search warrants secured by UC Irvine police in August 2009. The first search and seizure of documents and computers was at Suda's campus office and his campus home, where he operated a ...more »

On Immigration, Law, and the Pursuit of Justice
Huffington Post (blog)August 25, 2011

Then, in March of this year, Naz was picked up by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and informed that because of his drug plea the government is initiating deportation proceedings against him. Since then he has been held at a detention center ...more »

Leagle.comAugust 25, 2011

... the bank fraud charges. The Mantons then sued the Parish under § 1983, alleging that the Parish had violated Manton's Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights with an unlawful search and seizure. 2 We review a grant of summary judgment de novo, ...more »

Foes insist lawmakers fight police entry edict
Fort Wayne Journal GazetteAugust 25, 2011

It was a 3-2 decision – one that critics argue runs counter to the Fourth Amendment, which guards against unreasonable search and seizure. The case involved a Vanderburgh County man who was arguing with his wife while moving out of their apartment. ...more »

Ind. lawmakers weigh home entry police ruling
Houston ChronicleAugust 25, 2011

The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution protects against unlawful search and seizure and, as with all other constitutional amendments, extends to the states. Lisa Deaton of Columbus said she was less concerned about police entering her home illegally ...more »

Woman sues after McKeesport officer entered home
Pittsburgh Post GazetteAugust 24, 2011

The complaint said that McKeesport and Mr. Andrews violated her rights against illegal search and seizure and unauthorized investigation, and trespassed. It said that McKeesport police department knew that Mr. Andrews had a "propensity for improper and ...more »

Complaints lead to drug arrest, cocaine seizure
Times DailyAugust 24, 2011

Ruben Ramon Edmondson, 32, 409 Gann Blvd., Tuscumbia, is charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, second-degree receiving stolen property and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, said Curtis Burns, director of the Colbert ...more »

Leagle.comAugust 23, 2011

The plaintiff was arrested and charged with possession of an unregistered firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. None of the seized items have been returned to the plaintiff. While conceding that the seizure was lawful, 1 the plaintiff now ...more »

OPINION: Let's get serious for a moment
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkAugust 21, 2011

Freedom against unlawful search and seizure? Have you really seen these freedoms in great jeopardy lately? Occasionally someone will say their religious freedoms are being threatened, yet there is no proof that such has occurred. ...more »



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