Parallel Construction: Unconstitutional NSA Searches Deny Due Process

By: Wednesday July 23, 2014 8:04 am

The NSA sits at the nexus of violations of both the Fourth and Fifth Amendments with a legal dodge called Parallel Construction. Parallel Construction is a technique used by law enforcement to hide the fact that evidence in a criminal case originated with the NSA. In its simplest form, the NSA collects information showing say [...]

AT&T Refuses to Disclose to Shareholders What Data It Shares with the NSA

By: Friday December 6, 2013 5:31 pm

AT&T, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, has informed shareholders it will not disclose any details on its dealings with the National Security Agency. The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California¬†filed a “shareholder proposal” with AT&T after it was revealed in the news that the company is sharing data with the [...]

Government Efforts to Keep Use of Surveillance Secret from Drug Defendants Challenged

By: Wednesday October 16, 2013 11:00 am

It was reported a couple months ago that the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) had a secret unit, which was collecting information from informants, intercepts, wiretaps and a huge database of phone records and sending the information to authorities in the country for criminal investigations. However, law enforcement were given instructions on how to conceal [...]

Canadian Government Under Harper Reclaims Authoritarian Counterterrorism Powers

By: Friday April 26, 2013 6:45 pm

Security forces in Canada arrested two people on Monday afternoon and announced a terrorist plot backed by al Qaeda had been disrupted. The Federal Bureau Investigation had been working for the past year with Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), which tracked suspects who were allegedly planning to attack a passenger train headed from the United [...]

Supreme Court: Police Dog Powers Do Not Include Warrantless Searches of a Person’s Home

By: Tuesday March 26, 2013 11:40 am

The Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that when the government uses trained police dogs to investigate a home and its immediate surroundings it is a “search” ¬†under the Fourth Amendment. The case involved the Miami-Dade Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration responding to an “unverified tip that marijuana was being grown in [...]

Court: Absent ‘Physical Intrusion,’ Warrantless GPS Tracking Legal

By: Wednesday August 15, 2012 12:32 pm

The Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents who tracked a suspect’s phone without a warrant did not violate the suspect’s privacy because he had “no reasonable expectation of privacy in the data emanating from his cell phone that showed his location.” The court also found because the [...]

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