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Articles by Anthony Accurso

Fourth Circuit: Police Request for ID Outside Valid Terry Stop Unconstitutional

On April 25, 2017, George Wingate III noticed the check engine light activated while he was driving ...

Arkansas Supreme Court: Unborn Child Not a ‘Person’ Under Sentencing Enhancement Scheme

On December 3, 2015, Brad Hunter Smith and two accomplices lured Cherrish Allbright to a field, ...

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals: Good Faith Exception Inapplicable to Unsworn Search Warrant

In the early morning hours of July 9, 2016, Officer Tyler ...

Ninth Circuit Announces Police Inserting Key in Car Door to Determine Vehicle Ownership Constitutes Search Overruling Circuit Precedent

In January 2018, San Francisco Police ...

End Controversial Programs That Fund Surveillance Tech

By Anthony Accurso

The incoming Biden administration has promised to work on the issues of inequity in policing and racial inequity. These issues are intertwined and will be mostly complicated to solve.

However, President Biden could start by issuing executive orders limiting or eliminating two current federal programs that are ...

Alabama Supreme Court Announces Testimony About Cell-Site Location Data Is ‘Scientific’ Expert Testimony, Not Lay, Triggering Daubert Analysis

by Anthony Accurso

In its January 8, 2021, opinion, the Supreme Court of Alabama held that a law enforcement agent’s testimony about how historical cell-site data could be used to determine the approximate location of the defendants’ cellphones is scientific testimony, and as such, it must be properly assessed for ...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Announces Departure From SCOTUS’ Vehicle Exception to Warrant Requirement, Commonwealth’s Constitution Provides Greater Protections

Kentucky Supreme Court Announces Appellate Standard of Review for Domestic Abuse Exemption to Violent Offender Parole Eligibility

The Supreme Court of Kentucky clarified the meaning of the statute that allows a defendant to be eligible for parole after serving 20% of their sentence despite committing a violent crime resulting in death.

Michael Wayne Crowe rented a hotel room with his wife Felicia Walker on ...

Fifth Circuit: Evidence of Simple Drug Possession Insufficient to Search Cellphone Photos for Evidence of Drug Trafficking

Bryan Matthew Morton was ...

New Drone Tech Being Deployed by Police

Chula Vista, a city of approximately 50 square miles between San Diego and ...

 

 

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