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Tag Archives: Warrantless searches

US high court struggles over consent to search case

During a lively oral argument Wednesday, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed torn over whether police can conduct a warrantless search of a home over the previous objection of a tenant when a co-tenant subsequently consents.

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Lawsuits over government surveillance languish

Before there was Edward Snowden and the leak of explosive documents showing widespread government surveillance, there was Mark Klein - a telecommunications technician who alleged that AT&T was allowing U.S. spies to siphon vast amounts of customer data without warrants.

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2010AP1431-CR State v. Ebert

Motor Vehicles OWI; warrantless searches; consent Chad Ebert appeals from a judgment of the circuit court convicting him of operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration (third offense). The issue in this appeal is whether the police had consent to enter Ebert’s residence while they were conducting their investigation of a possible hit-and-run accident. As we defer to ...

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2009AP3071 Davis v. City of Milwaukee

Civil Rights Warrantless searches; summary judgment Brian E. Davis, pro se, appeals from the judgment dismissing his action against the City of Milwaukee (City) after he presented his case at trial. See Wis. Stat. § 805.14(3) (2007-08). Davis argues that the trial court should have granted summary judgment on his constitutional unreasonable search claims because he believes that an unpublished ...

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