Unlawful Search & Seizure. Legal news and articles for June 28 - 30, 2012

Blow to FBI as court rules Dotcom police raid illegalNevada K-9 Lawsuit Alleges Racial Profiling And Illegal Searches And SeizuresFortuna may reject unlawful search and seizure claimBlow to FBI as court rules Dotcom police raid illegalMegaupload founder still faces NZ extradition battleMegaupload founder still faces NZ extradition battleMegaupload founder still faces NZ extradition battleKim Dotcom wins court challenge that police action unlawfulDecision due next week on Dotcom evidenceDr Dotcom Raid “Illegal”: NZ JudgeKim Dotcom raid was illegal, New Zealand judge rulesDotcom ruling won't cause case to fold - lawyerKim Dotcom could become 'internet freedom fighter'Extradition still on the cards for DotcomDotcom fights to get hard drives back

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Three charged as RCMP seize illegal cigarettes
Windsor StarJune 6, 2012

Police seized 56 cases of contraband cigarettes from the vehicles, totalling about 560000 illegal unstamped cigarettes. As a result of the seizure, a man from Ohsweken on the Six Nations Reserve southeast of Brantford, Adrian Miller, 36, ...more »

Numerous complaints lead to HPD cleaning up residence; 3 arrested
Cullman Times OnlineJune 9, 2012

Thursday, the Hanceville police department's Special Operations Unit paid an early-morning visit to the Chafin residence, located at 1612 Ashwander Street, and executed search warrants Sgt. Scott McDonald had obtained shortly after the Memorial Day ...more »

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Blow to FBI as court rules Dotcom police raid illegal
The AgeJune 30, 2012

The judge said police botched the paperwork for the search warrants and the searches were illegal. She postponed until Wednesday a ruling on Mr Dotcom's request for an independent review of all the items seized to identify irrelevant and privileged ...more »

Nevada K-9 Lawsuit Alleges Racial Profiling And Illegal Searches And Seizures
THE Weed Blog (blog)June 30, 2012

A group of Nevada Highway Patrol troopers and a retired police sergeant have filed a lawsuit against the Patrol and the Las Vegas Metro Police charging them with racketeering and corruption.more »

Fortuna may reject unlawful search and seizure claim
Times-StandardJune 30, 2012

The Fortuna City Council on Monday will consider an unlawful search and seizure claim stemming from a 2010 incident involving the city s police department and animal control.more »

Blow to FBI as court rules Dotcom police raid illegal
WA todayJune 30, 2012

The judge said police botched the paperwork for the search warrants and the searches were illegal. She postponed until Wednesday a ruling on Mr Dotcom's request for an independent review of all the items seized to identify irrelevant and privileged ...more »

Megaupload founder still faces NZ extradition battle
FirstpostJune 29, 2012

New Zealand's High Court ruled on Thursday that warrants used to search the home of Megaupload.com founder Kim Dotcom were invalid and the seizure of evidence, including computer hard drives, was illegal. It also ruled that the copying of the evidence ...more »

Megaupload founder still faces NZ extradition battle
ReutersJune 29, 2012

New Zealand's High Court ruled on Thursday that warrants used to search the home of Megaupload.com founder Kim Dotcom were invalid and the seizure of evidence, including computer hard drives, was illegal. It also ruled that the copying of the evidence ...more »

Megaupload founder still faces NZ extradition battle
Reuters UKJune 29, 2012

New Zealand's High Court ruled on Thursday that warrants used to search the home of Megaupload.com founder Kim Dotcom were invalid and the seizure of evidence, including computer hard drives, was illegal. It also ruled that the copying of the evidence ...more »

Kim Dotcom wins court challenge that police action unlawful
Scoop.co.nz (press release)June 29, 2012

Judge Helen Winkelmann ruled that the warrants used were too broad and thus invalid and the search and seizure illegal. Also unlawful was the release to the Federal Bureau of Investigation of 'clones' of harddrives that were seized. He would hear from ...more »

Decision due next week on Dotcom evidence
Radio New ZealandJune 29, 2012

The judge ruled that search warrants used by police were invalid because they were too vague and the removal from New Zealand of cloned copies of hard drives seized was unlawful. Justice Winkelmann requested that all remaining evidence remain in New ...more »

Dr Dotcom Raid “Illegal”: NZ Judge
SmartHouseJune 29, 2012

"The search and seizure was therefore illegal," the Judge declared. Justice Winkelmann also rebuked the New Zealand police force in the execution of the warrants used to raid the Dotcom Mansion and seize items "clear that the police, in executing the ...more »

Kim Dotcom raid was illegal, New Zealand judge rules
Boing BoingJune 28, 2012

"The search and seizure was therefore illegal," she ruled, adding that it was "clear that the police, in executing the warrants, have exceeded what they could lawfully be authorised to do". The 56-page judgment is here (PDF), and may complicate future ...more »

Dotcom ruling won't cause case to fold - lawyer
Radio New ZealandJune 28, 2012

"Although the search and seizure was illegal, she did not rule that it amounted to unreasonable search and seizure for the purposes of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act." Professor Dawkins says material seized from Mr Dotcom's Coatesvillie mansion was ...more »

Kim Dotcom could become 'internet freedom fighter'
3News NZJune 28, 2012

Luxury cars and art work were seized in the raid and bank accounts and internet services were frozen, but by relying on those warrants the search and seizure was illegal. In a statement, Kim Dotcom said that he and his co-defendants were happy with the ...more »

Extradition still on the cards for Dotcom
Stuff.co.nzJune 28, 2012

In the High Court yesterday, Justice Helen Winkelmann ruled the high-profile police raid that ended in the search and seizure of a large amount of Dotcom's property was done with invalid warrants. She labelled the raid illegal and the subsequent ...more »

Dotcom fights to get hard drives back
3News NZJune 28, 2012

Luxury cars and art work were seized in the raid and bank accounts and internet services were frozen, but by relying on those warrants the search and seizure was illegal. In a statement, Kim Dotcom said that he and his co-defendants were happy with the ...more »

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