"Although I agree that the judgment of the Arizona Supreme Court must be reversed, I do not join the Court’s opinion because I am not sure what it means."

Justice Powell, dissenting in Edwards v. Arizona, 451 U.S. 477 (1981)

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illegalities:

Hey Law Students! Follow illegalities!

perfect
"Malum in se"

— [Evil in itself]

illegalities:

Hey Law Students! Follow illegalities!
"Modus operandi"

— [manner of working]

shortformblog:

Just decided: The Supreme Court decided in favor of nightclub owner Antoine Jones, convicted of drug conspiracy based partly on GPS evidence, saying that the federal government needs a warrant when using a GPS device to track someone. Here’s the decision. A key line from Antonin Scalia’s main opinion here: “It is important to be clear about what occurred in this case: The Government physically occupied private property for the purpose of obtaining information. We have no doubt that such a physical intrusion would have been considered a ‘search’ within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment when it was adopted.”

shortformblog:

Just decided: The Supreme Court decided in favor of nightclub owner Antoine Jones, convicted of drug conspiracy based partly on GPS evidence, saying that the federal government needs a warrant when using a GPS device to track someone. Here’s the decision. A key line from Antonin Scalia’s main opinion here: “It is important to be clear about what occurred in this case: The Government physically occupied private property for the purpose of obtaining information. We have no doubt that such a physical intrusion would have been considered a ‘search’ within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment when it was adopted.”

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