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Riley v. California: Constitutional Reasonableness and Digital Device Searches

By: Adam Lamparello & Charles MacLean[1]

August 6, 2014

In an era of metadata collection and warrantless searches of laptops at the border, the Supreme Court recognized that privacy—and the Fourth Amendment—still matter.

A. The Court’s Opinion

In Riley v. California,[2] the defendant was sto...

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Blog: Fishy Law

by Walton Milam, Associate Staff

For years, Virginia anglers have lamented the arbitrary three mile line separating the legal area to chase Virginia’s striped bass from the “exclusive economic zone”[1] where commercial boats can legally reek havoc[2] on schools of striper for which the Virgi...

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Blog: Echo Design Group Files Lawsuits Against Major Fashion Designers Alleging Infringement of Glove Touchscreen Technology

by Brittani Lemonds, Associate Manuscripts Editor

Society’s dependency on smartphone technology has undoubtedly benefitted the fashion industry worldwide...

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Blog: Facebook Post Results in Loss of $80k Settlement

by Fiona Clancy, Associate Notes and Comments Editor

A Florida dad learned a costly lesson about sharing confidential information with his daughter and the ramifications of a subsequent social media post in a case that has gotten a lot of media attention lately. 

Patrick Snay sued his employer, G...

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Blog: Trapping “Trappy”; the FAA’s Attempt to Regulate Model Aircrafts

by Laura Bedson, Associate Symposium and Survey Editor

Say it isn’t so!  The days of unregulated model airplane flying may well be behind us, particularly if the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has anything to say about it...

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Blog: Will “Smart Guns” be Accepted as a Trailblazing Technology or Lead to Constitutional Issues?

by Taylor Linkous, Associate Technology and Public Relations Editor

            Gun control is one of the most controversial and divisive issues in America and with a slew of mass shootings in recent years, the debate seems to have only intensified...

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Blog: The Overbroad Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: Its Implications and Why Its Scope Should be Narrowed

by Barry Gabay, Associate Staff

If you are at work and you are reading this, you may be subject to federal criminal sanctions.

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the federal government’s key anti-hacking law, was originally enacted in 1986 to deter hackers from wrongfully obtaining confidential gover...

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Blog: How Will the Government Deal with Bitcoin?

By: Associate Technology and Public Relations Editor, Taylor Linkous

            As bitcoin continues to rise in popularity and value and steadily establishes itself in the mainstream economy, it has simultaneously revealed its flaws and weaknesses...

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Blog: Snapchat – Defeating an Authenticity Objection in Court

by Danielle Bringard, Associate Survey and Symposium Editor       

             We’ve all done it.  We’ve all taken the “selfie...

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Blog: Banned from the Web: Is the Internet Really a Human Right?

by Catherine M. Gray, Associate Manuscripts Editor

Just before Valentine’s Day, a Racine County Circuit Court judge banned a Wisconsin resident from using the Internet for thirty months.1 Jason Willis, a thirty-one year old resident of Waterford, created a Craigslist ad requesting “nude male sui...

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