Archive for November, 2012

MYSPACE IS EVERYBODYS SPACE

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In the ever evolving area of law involving social networking, a posting on MySpace was used to support the conviction in a child murder case.  The Indiana Supreme Court upheld the use of the posting by the accused when it was used by the prosecutor to support the states case.  The defendant claimed that the introduction of the evidence was improper, and was being used to show evidence of prior bad acts and his propensity to commit ...

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Is The Supreme Court Going To The Dogs?

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As this is being written the US Supreme Court is hearing oral argument on two dog cases.  Each case involves the use of a drug detection dog, one on the outside of a house and one involving a car.

The house case involved the use of a dog on the front porch of a residential dwelling that the police had receive a tip that the occupant had a marijuana grow  operation inside.  Based on this tip the officers went to the ...

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