Today in 1973: SCOTUS rules no justification needed for search incident to arrest

Dec 11, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On December 11, 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in U.S. v. Robinson that law enforcement needed no further justification to conduct personal searches of those lawfully arrested.

Is Catching a Lyft Uber Safe for Passengers?

Nov 17, 2015 By: Marissa Bartolucci

As the use of ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft continues to grow, criticism over safety has grown as well.

Legal Implications of “Hidden” Computer Code

Oct 19, 2015 By: Craig Blakeley

A criminal case working its way through the California court system highlights the challenges associated with oversight of the operations of proprietary computer code.

Legal Implications of a “Walking Dead”-like Zombie Apocalypse

Oct 9, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

Under our current legal system, a zombie likely wouldn’t be classified as being “dead” or “undead” at all, raising a host of potential legal complications.

Today in 1994: The U.S. House passes largest crime bill in history

Aug 21, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On August 21, 1994, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, the largest crime bull in U.S. history.

Clearing Your Browser Cache Could be a Crime

Aug 14, 2015 By: Ajit Phadke

Clearing the contents of a web browser, uninstalling the browser itself, and deleting contents of a hard drive can definitely be actionable under federal law.

From Womb to Tomb: Fetal Homicide & The Protection of Unborn Children

May 6, 2015 By: Stanley Rule

A pregnant woman in Colorado was lured to the home of a stranger after viewing a Craigslist ad for baby clothing.  The

Today in 2001: SCOTUS sanctions police arrests over any minor criminal offenses

Apr 24, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On April 24, 2001, the Supreme Court ruled in Atwater v. Lago Vista that police may effect arrests over any criminal offense, no matter how minor.

Today in 1985: SCOTUS rules that deadly force cannot be used on unarmed fleeing suspects

Mar 27, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On March 27, 1985, the Supreme Court ruled that police may only use deadly force on a fleeing suspect if there’s probable cause to believe he or she poses a significant risk of harm.

Who’s liable for a bot’s criminal acts?

Jan 14, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

When online “bots” commit crimes, who is responsible for them?

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