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Posted 1 year ago in Crime Government Video Your Personal Rights by Betsy Kim  
Newsbreak: Your Privacy Rights [Video]

  Are your privacy rights being compromised in the name of law and order? Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim provides today’s Newsbreak, a round-up of cases and laws that could impact your Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure. The U.S. Supreme Court is reviewing a case on whether police need a search warrant for a blood sample from a DUI suspect. Is the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure under these circumstances outweighed by the …

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How to Avoid a DUI Citation

    Getting a DUI citation will ruin your life. You’ll lose your license, which means you may lose your job, you’ll pay huge fines and you may go to jail.  All of this could have been avoided if you had just known your own limit. The reason that law enforcement and the courts are so harsh on drunk drivers is that in 2010 alone they killed 10,288 people, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Every year, 1.4 million arrests …

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Mandatory Blood Draws for Every DUI Arrest?

This article first appeared on Politix. Click here to access the original article and to participate in the Politix comment board. The U.S. Supreme Court will decide if the police have the power to strap you down and take a blood sample without a search warrant when you are arrested for a DUI. It happened to a drunken trucker who was pulled over for his third DUI and who refused to take the breathalyzer test. His blood alcohol level was …

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Supreme Court To Rule on Warrantless DUI Blood Tests

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments today over whether police should be allowed to take blood samples of suspected drunk drivers without a warrant. The justices are looking at the case of Tyler G. McNeely, who was pulled over for speeding by Missouri police in 2010 after leaving a bar. When police smelled alcohol on his breath and saw other signs of intoxication, McNeely admitted that he had been drinking but refused to take a breathalyzer or blood test. Police …

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LGBT Marriage Bills Coming in Illinois, Rhode Island

Lawmakers in Illinois and Rhode Island are set to consider same-sex marriage bills early this year, which could make them the 10th and 11th states to bring marriage equality to their residents. Illinois fell just short of introducing a marriage equality bill last week before the end of the last legislative session, but lawmakers plan to put a bill forward after the new session starts January 9.  Rhode Island introduced legislation for LGBT marriage last week, which if passed would …

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