Posts Tagged: California Appellate attorney

Riley v. California — do police need a warrant to search a smart phone?

This case, decided on June 25, 2014 together with another entitled US v. Wurie, looked at whether police may, without a warrant, poke through digital information on a cell phone when someone is arrested during a traffic stop. At first blush, the Court appears to state that such a warrantless search is not permitted. But… Read more »

The Supreme Court’s Opinion in Lane v Franks Shows Why it is Time to Re-think Qualified Immunity

In 2008, Lane, a government employee was called to testify about acts of mail fraud and theft carried out by his fellow government employees.  Lane alleged that he was then fired by the government agency for which he worked in retaliation for his truthful testimony. This week, after years of costly litigation, the Supreme Court… Read more »