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Warrant Required for GPS Tracking of Automobile

Posted on by Townsend Myers

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled in late October in the case of U.S. v. Katzin that law enforcement officers must have a valid warrant before installing a GPS device on the vehicle of a criminal suspect.

The Problem of Firearms at TSA Checkpoints

Posted on by Townsend Myers

In addition to the potential criminal penalties for carrying a weapon or firearm through a checkpoint, the Transportation Security Administration has also started issuing notices of violation and civil penalty assessment orders for violations of Transportation Security Regulations

Supreme Court Clarifies Armed Career Criminal Act

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Today, the United States Supreme Court decided McNeill v. United States.  In a unanimous opinion written by Justice Thomas, the Court held that for purposes of determining whether a conviction for […]

UPDATE: DEA Ban on Synthetic Marijuana Finalized

Posted on by Townsend Myers

The Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a final order today to temporarily place five synthetic cannabinoids into the Controlled Substances Act pursuant to the temporary scheduling provisions. The substances are 1-pentyl-3-(1- naphthoyl)indole […]

Former NOPD Officer Sentenced to Three Years in Danziger Bridge Case

Posted on by Townsend Myers

A former NOPD officer who pled guilty to covering up some of the facts surrounding the shootings of civilians on the Danziger Bridge was sentenced to three years in prison today.

Jefferey Lehrmann was sentenced by […]

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