Judge Gary Klausner admits that the FBI probably hid their true motives in rifling through the contents of hundreds of safe deposit boxes, but says that's fine.
The 6th Circuit ruled that qualified immunity prevented Anthony Novak from vindicating his First Amendment rights.
and that Officer Ord fired his weapon at the same time as he shouted, 'Hands up!'"
That failure adds to the evidence that Trump or his representatives obstructed the FBI's investigation.
The Redacted Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant Affidavit Sheds Light on the FBI's Concerns and Trump's Defense
There are still lingering questions about the former president's criminal liability and the threat posed by the documents he kept.
An Ohio judge ruled on Monday that Cleveland State University's use of "room scans," a popular method for preventing cheating during online exams, violates the Fourth Amendment.
We still know almost nothing about their contents, which is relevant in assessing the decision to search Mar-a-Lago.
The video shows three officers kicking, punching, and slamming the man's head into the pavement. State police are now investigating.
New court documents show that the FBI planned for months to seize and forfeit property found inside safe deposit boxes in an L.A. raid under the pretext of doing an inventory.
Although U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart is inclined to unseal the document, redactions demanded by the Justice Department could make it hard to understand.
It's Not Clear Why Trump Thinks Disclosing the Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant Affidavit Would Help His Case
Reinforcing the FBI's suspicions was the whole point of that document, which is likely to remain sealed.
Whatever threat it may have posed, the trove of government documents seized by the FBI does not reflect well on the former president's judgment.
The former president thought his 2016 opponent should go to prison for recklessly endangering national security.
Democrats Don't Trust 'the Police,' but They Do Trust the FBI, Provided It Is Targeting Donald Trump
As the response to the Mar-a-Lago raid illustrates, Republicans are inconsistent in the other direction.
Lethal drug raids in Louisville and Houston were based on fishy police affidavits that turned out to be fraudulent.
The lawsuit says police in Rosenberg, Texas, have a history of excessive force and unlawful searches, especially against those with medical vulnerabilities.
So far no one has been held criminally liable for the disastrous drug raid, which was based on a flimsy and falsified search warrant affidavit.
Prosecutors Who Want Credit for Investigating Police Corruption Are Happy To Steal Money From Innocent People
The Harris County, Texas, District Attorney's Office oversees civil forfeitures that make a mockery of justice.
On average, the minimum requirement for cops is about 650 hours, compared to about 1,300 hours for barbers.
Federal prosecutors want to keep key details about the planning and execution of the March 2021 raid at U.S. Private Vaults out of the public's sight.
The case shows how lax supervisors, incurious prosecutors, deferential judges, credulous jurors, and inattentive defense attorneys abet police misconduct.
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The Institute for Justice urges SCOTUS to renounce that open-ended exception to the Fourth Amendment.
The surveillance state’s appetite for sensitive information is dangerous under any flag.
Even at His Sentencing Hearing, Derek Chauvin Did Not Manage To Express Remorse for Killing George Floyd
Despite the stakes, the former Minneapolis police officer could not bring himself even to feign regret for his actions.
Like it or not, the Thomas Court is here.
"You have to ensure the citizens are protected against the power of the state. This is what we call liberal democracies."
“My retirement from active service,” Breyer told the president, “will be effective on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at noon.”
A federal badge will now serve as an impenetrable shield against civil liability.
Wiretapping and eavesdropping used to be the norm. Perhaps privacy was always an illusion after all.
A recent pair of cases spotlights the sorry state of affairs.
The Supreme Court continues to shield federal officers who are accused of violating constitutional rights.
This Man Says He Spent 17 Days in Jail After American Airlines Wrongly Fingered Him As a Shoplifting Suspect
Michael Lowe is suing the company in Texas, saying its negligence led to a life-changing ordeal.
The change represents a substantial reversal of civil forfeiture reforms aimed at protecting innocent property owners.
SCOTUS Lets Tony Timpa's Family Pursue Claims Against Cops Who Killed Him While Supposedly Trying To Help Him
The lawsuit over Timpa's deadly prone restraint, initially blocked by qualified immunity, was revived by the 5th Circuit.
Mothers' Lawsuits Claiming Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical Center Interfered with Parental Rights Can Go Forward
The claims arise out of “UPMC’s purported disclosure of their confidential medical information to [child protection authorities] for the purpose of targeting them with highly intrusive, humiliating and coercive child abuse investigations starting before taking their newborn babies home from UPMC’s hospitals shortly after childbirth.”
Georgia Cops Rummaged Through Student-Athletes' Luggage in a Fruitless Search for 'a Little Bit of Marijuana'
When did the K-9 arrive? And what was the probable cause for the search?
ICE has spent $2.8 billion since 2008 developing surveillance and facial-recognition capabilities, mostly in secrecy and without real oversight.
The employee argued that "her faith in God 'will protect her from COVID-19 so there is no reason to take a test.'"
Sheriff Agrees To Stop Stealing Cannabis Cash From Armored Cars, Saying His Deputies 'Are Not Highway Robbers'
The settlement came after the Justice Department agreed to return more than $1 million in proceeds from state-licensed marijuana businesses in California.
Minnesota's Attorney General Says the Cop Who Killed Amir Locke Was Defending Himself. So Was Locke.
That perplexing situation underlines the hazards of police tactics that aim to prevent violence but often have the opposite effect.
The previous standard barring such lawsuits made “little sense," wrote Justice Brett Kavanaugh for the majority.
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A Federal Judge Says a Victim of Retaliatory Prosecution Can Sue a Cop Who Treated Criticism As a Crime
An Arkansas police officer used trumped-up charges to punish a man who criticized him for violating the Constitution.