State databases that track the medications we take invade our privacy without reducing opioid-related deaths.
Search and Seizure
An ACLU brief bolsters the state's case, arguing that people reasonably expect information about the medications they take will be kept confidential.
A Sniff by a Pot-Detecting Dog Requires Probable Cause and Does Not Justify a Search, Says Colorado Supreme Court
Marijuana legalization changes the constitutional status of canine olfactory inspections.
Contradictory responses to a request for autopsy reports illustrate how law enforcement agencies take advantage of a broad exception to the state's public records law.
Forensic Experts Find 'No Evidence' That Houston Narcs Who Killed Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas Encountered Gunfire As They Entered the House
The physical evidence at the scene seems inconsistent with the story told by the officers who conducted the no-knock drug raid.
Dennis Tuttle and his wife, Rhogena Nicholas, who was shot twice, were pronounced dead shortly after police invaded their home based on a "controlled buy" that never happened.
A new report finds that such arrests are most common in Waco, while resulting injuries are most common in Houston.
The officer accused of falsifying the no-knock warrant for the home invasion that killed Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas retired last Friday.
Can the government demand a warrantless search with no probable cause of ticket holders as a condition of issuing an event permit?
Art Acevedo plans to limit no-knock raids and give narcotics officers body cameras but wants credit for not covering up a cop's search warrant lies.
Lying to justify a search that killed two people could be a capital crime.
Art Acevedo also said police entering homes will soon start wearing body cameras.
"I don't have any indication it's a pattern," Police Chief Art Acevedo says.
An application for a warrant to search a narcotics officer's cellphone reveals that police have been unable to identify the informant.
The ACLU argues that the 40-minute detention violated the Fourth and 14th amendments.
The search warrant inventory does not include any evidence of drug dealing.
The questions reportedly relate to a search warrant affidavit that described drugs and a gun police never found.
In light of armed robberies by criminals posing as cops, that might not have been enough.
Police Chief Art Acevedo seems to think cops cannot be shot in self-defense.
Houston narcotics officers thought bursting into the house without warning was the cautious approach.
Warrantless "implied consent" laws are under review over Fourth Amendment concerns.
Online room-sharing services had no avenue to legally challenge demands for private info.
Kansas Supreme Court Says Cops Can Search Your Home Without a Warrant If They Claim It Smells Like Pot
Cops supposedly smelled 25 grams of pot inside a plastic container inside a safe inside a closet 30 feet from a guy's doorstep.
My Daughter's Middle School Plans to Teach Her Meek Compliance With Indiscriminate Invasions of Privacy
It's never too early for kids to learn that harebrained security theater is an unavoidable fact of life.
Both New York billionaires overestimate the program's effectiveness and overlook its constitutional defects.
Michael Bloomberg Thinks Charlie Rose, Unlike Random Black Dudes, Deserves a 'Presumption of Innocence'
The former New York mayor defends his stop-and-frisk policy while suggesting the famous TV host did not get a fair hearing.
Tameika Lovell says the search violated her Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights.
The Saturday incident immediately prompted an investigation because it was captured on bystander video.
Police say there's evidence. His lawyer says it's a fishing expedition.
School Strip-Searches 22 Sixth-Grade Girls Because a Cop Thought They Were Hiding $50 in Their Underwear
Despite the best efforts of a nurse who "loosened their bras" and "checked around the waistband of their panties," no money was found.
In a case involving cellphone location data, Gorsuch says entrusting information to someone does not mean surrendering your Fourth Amendment rights.
The company has no legal obligation to let alien hunters harass its customers unless they have a warrant or probable cause.
The cop's boss says he did nothing wrong; the local D.A. disagrees.
The Department of Justice's loophole lets officials seize property without having to get a conviction.
More Republican skepticism of law enforcement agencies is a welcome development.
The FBI needed probable cause to believe he was an agent of a foreign power, a standard that is not hard to meet.
If you hear "papers, please" on a Greyhound, thank the Supreme Court.
Justices hear challenge to Virginia court's expansion of warrantless vehicle searches.
Recreational pot use becomes legal in the Golden State in 2018. The feds don't care.
The jurors seem to have concluded that the bumbling drug warriors of Johnson County, Kansas, were incompetent rather than dishonest.
A detective who was later charged with molesting children performed the humiliating search while investigating consensual sexting.