A.M. Links: Nebraska Lawmaker Goes After Drones, Big Win For Property Rights in Massachusetts, LAPD Used Anti-Terrorism Tool to Tackle Typical Crimes, Lautenberg Criticizes Booker, Abrams to Direct New Star Wars Movie


  • A Nebraska lawmaker has introduced legislation that would bar police from using drones to obtain evidence and would make evidence gathered by drones inadmissible in criminal prosecutions. 
  • A civil forfeiture action against the Motel Caswell was dismissed by a federal court in Massachusetts. Owners Russell and Patricia Caswell were cleared of any wrongdoing. 
  • The LAPD used a cell phone spy tool called StingRay 21 times over a four-month period is 2012. The tool is supposed to be used in anti-terrorism investigations.
  • Senior New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg has criticized Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who is rumored to be eyeing the Senator's seat. 
  • J.J. Abrams will direct the new Star Wars movie. 
  • Egyptian youths clashed with police in Cairo on the second anniversary of the revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

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