Supreme Court: Police must obtain a warrant before attaching a GPS tracker to a suspect’s vehicle

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police must obtain a warrant before attaching a GPS tracker to a suspect’s vehicle.  However, the Court was split 5-4 in its reasoning behind the ruling, with Justice Antonin Scalia writing for the majority.  Justice Scalia reasoned ...
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NYPD Officer Arrested for a Federal Civil Rights Violation

“The power to arrest — to deprive a citizen of liberty — must be used fairly, responsibly and without bias.”  Such was part of a statement given by Loretta E. Lynch, the United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York . The public announcement followed the arrest of Officer Mich...
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Con Artist Awaits a Reduced Sentence for his Help in FBI Investigation of Google, Inc.

David Whitaker, 36, is awaiting sentencing on December 2nd this year, a sentence that prosecutors have asked to be reduced to the lowest possible point thanks to the criminal’s part in a recent FBI investigation. Whitaker, having already served 3 prison sentences, was looking down the barrel of a ...
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Lawsuit involving an improper police search is finally headed to trial after seventeen years

In 1994, New York City police officers, acting on an informant’s tip, obtained a “no-knock” search warrant and forcefully entered the apartment of a mother and her six children in the Bronx.  After seventeen years, a lawsuit filed by the family claiming the search was unlawful will finally be...
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Lawsuit Against Rumsfeld Involving Wartime Torture is Allowed to Move Forward

 A Federal Judge has ruled that a lawsuit against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld by an Army veteran claiming he was tortured while in U.S. military custody in Iraq will be permitted to move forward.  The 50-year-old veteran was working for an American contracting company as a translator ...
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