Tag Archives: Right to Privacy


Your Legal Rights with Airport Security [Video]

  As it’s still vacation season, many of us are headed to the airport for summer getaways. But you shouldn’t have to check your rights when you check your baggage. Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine provides a video report informing you of your rights, while flying. Every day, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screens 1.8 million passengers. When you want to board an airplane, you give your legal consent to be searched. Larry explains you have to remove your shoes to …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
No Right to Privacy When it Comes to Stolen Property

Word to the wise: In the field of Fourth Amendment protections, individuals have no expectation of privacy when it comes to stolen property. A cell phone thief in San Francisco saw his defense strategy shot down by an appeals court when he tried to argue that police violated his rights by remotely tracking down the phone and arresting him. Lorenzo Barnes robbed a couple at gunpoint near the marina at Fort Mason in 2009 and ran away, according to a …

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Your Say on Abortion Laws [Poll]

Lawyers.com reporter Josh Crank contrasts a proposed New York law with anti-abortion measures in Mississippi and North Dakota. The New York legislature will vote on whether to allow late-term abortions if a mother’s health is at risk. California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland and Nevada already have similar laws. Mississippi and North Dakota are on the verge of closing down their last abortion clinics, by requiring doctors to be board-certified OBGYNs, eligible to practice at a local hospital. Read Josh’s full …

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Posted 3 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court: Police Need a Search Warrant To Implant GPS Device

The Supreme Court ruled today that the government cannot install a GPS device on your vehicle to track your whereabouts unless it has obtained a warrant first. In a unanimous decision, the court sided with Washington D.C. area resident and suspected drug trafficker Antoine Jones, after police tracked him for a month and used that evidence to arrest him. He was eventually convicted and sentenced to life in prison for drug conspiracy. Using the GPS, the court said, encroached on …

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