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Supreme Court hears case on warrantless wiretaps
Supreme Court hears case on warrantless wiretaps

The issue before the Supreme Court yesterday was not whether the law allowing warrantless wiretaps violated the Fourth Amendment, but rather whether the plaintiffs may try to make the case that it did. Here is the transcript from yesterday's oral arguments in Clapper v. ...

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Blog posts in October, 2012

  • Looking Through Your Smartphone: Electronic Pocket Litter and Police Searches

    A recent article discussed a seemingly boring but ultimately important issue that may be raised before the Supreme Court in the coming session: pocket ...

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  • Student Who Hacked Sarah Palin’s E-Mail Account Denied Hearing by U.S. Supreme Court

    The U.S. Supreme Court recently announced that it would not hear a case concerning the man who hacked into the email account of Sarah Palin. The ...

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  • Court of Criminal Appeals Reverses Child Rape Conviction Due to Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

    A Tennessee defendant, Joel Ernest Blanton , was convicted of one count of rape of a child and two counts of aggravated sexual battery and sentenced ...

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  • THP Set to Crack Down on Impaired Driving as Fatalities Increase

    According to recent numbers appearing on the state’s TDOT “SmartWay” electronic message boards, the number of traffic fatalities in Tennessee is on ...

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  • TN Supreme Court to Review Case Involving Facebook Messages

    By Jay Perry In a case that is emblematic of the potential problems with digital communication during jury trials, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ...

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  • Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole Admits to Monitoring the Dead

    Troubling news for many in the state came when Tennessee’s Board of Probation and Parole reported that dozens of dead offenders were alive and being ...

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  • TN Supreme Court Refuses to Overturn Man’s Felony Murder Conviction

    The Tennessee Supreme Court recently denied an appeal by a man from Knoxville attempting to have his felony murder conviction overturned. The man, ...

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  • Sexting Teacher’s Aide Given New Sentencing Hearing by the TN Court of Criminal Appeals

    A former Knox County Schools teacher’s aide who sent naked photos to a Gibbs High School student has been given a new sentencing hearing as the result ...

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  • Supreme Court May Hear Case Regarding DNA Database

    The Supreme Court will likely hear a Maryland case this term regarding a law that allows law enforcement to take DNA samples of anyone arrested for a ...

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