Tag Archive: expectation of privacy

Aug 12 2013

Plain Statistics and Common Sense Doomed “Stop and Frisk”

In a landmark decision issued this morning, Southern District of New York Judge Shira Scheindlin struck down as “unconstitutional as applied” the NYPD’s “Stop and Frisk” policy. The decision is the culmination of a nearly four month non-jury trial before Judge Scheindlin in which both sides relied upon statistics and anecdotal evidence to try and …

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Aug 03 2013

Before You Search at Work Remember: Your Boss Owns Your Computer!

Recently, Michele Catalano an internet journalist who writes for something called DeathandTaxesmag.com started a firestorm this week when she claimed that her home had been invaded by the FBI because of Google searches over the phrase “Pressure cooker.” “This is where we are at,” Catalano wrote. “Where you have no expectation of privacy. Where trying …

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Mar 29 2013

Where’s Earl Warren When You Need Him?

As I read the various arguments made before the US Supreme Court in the two gay marriage cases heard this week, and with Roman Catholic Easter coming up this Sunday, I can’t help but wish we could resurrect my personal legal Jesus, Earl Warren, to replace John Roberts as Chief Justice for awhile. Justice Warren …

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Nov 26 2012

Viral FB Copyright Notice Of No Use and Largely Unnecessary Unless You are in the Business of Selling Images and Videos

OK I have received many inquiries from people around the country about “FB’s new Guidelines” or “IP issues now that FB is public.” Just about every FB user has seen a proliferation of folks posting a statement about “owning their P rights” etc. It look something like this: In response to the new Facebook guidelines, …

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