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Sep 14, 2021

Justice Dept. curtails agents’ use of ‘no-knock’ warrants

The Justice Department said Tuesday it is curtailing federal agents' use of "no-knock" warrants — which allow law enforcement agents to enter a home without announcing their presence — and would also prohibit its agents from using chokeholds in most circumstances.

Sep 7, 2017

BENCH BLOG: Court finds tip from social media is same as from citizen informant

Is a tip to law enforcement from equivalent to a tip from an anonymous police informant or a tip from an identified citizen informant?

Nov 29, 2016

Court: Police can pursue drivers into their garages

The Wisconsin Supreme Court says a sheriff's deputy was within his rights when he chased a driver into his garage without a warrant over a broken taillight.

Jun 25, 2014

US justices limit cellphone searches after arrests

In a strong defense of digital age privacy, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.

Jan 28, 2014

Appeals court allows warrant obtained on improper grounds

Evidence that was obtained illegally does not immediately invalidate a search warrant, if the requesting officer believed he or she was acting lawfully at the time, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

Dec 27, 2012

Search and Seizure — search warrants — cell phone tracking

2012AP336-CR State v. Tate

Nov 6, 2012

Search and Seizure — search warrants — court commissioners

2012AP235-CR State v. Ellis

Nov 6, 2012

Search and Seizure — search warrants — staleness

2012AP339-CR State v. Baker

Jul 25, 2012

Search and Seizure — search warrants — Franks motions

2011AP682-CR State v. Sammon

Jul 24, 2012

Search and Seizure — search warrants — probable cause

2011AP1564-CR State v. Bethly

Jul 24, 2012

Search and Seizure — search warrants — drug detection dogs

2011AP1671-CR State v. Busanet-Perez

Jul 3, 2012

Search and Seizure — search warrants — scope

2012AP223-CR State v. Holub


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