Landmark Privacy Decision: Supreme Court Rules Warrant Required To Search Your Cellphone
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Landmark Privacy Decision: Supreme Court Rules Warrant Required To Search Your Cellphone

In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court has ruled that our cellphones are constitutionally protected, and law enforcement must obtain a warrant. The question before the court was whether searching a cellphone retrieved from a suspect’s pocket was a search that was equivalent to looking through an address book—or was it more like searching through…

Supreme Court Affirms Gun Restrictions
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Supreme Court Affirms Gun Restrictions

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that federal law does not allow someone to buy someone else a firearm even if both are legally eligible to own firearms. This decision arose out of a case in Virginia, where Bruce James Ambramski bought a Glock 19 handgun and then later transferred it to his…

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Fraud Investigation into Phoenix Police Officer Could Harm DUI Cases

Many drunken-driving cases in Phoenix could be altered or dismissed because city prosecutors are refusing to disclose in court that there is a criminal investigation against a Phoenix officer who handles DUI cases. Phoenix police have spent the past nine months investigating allegations that Officer Jerry Schuiteboer dumped his pickup in the desert and collected more…

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Marijuana Recent Court Developments

In 2010, Arizona voters passed the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act to approve medical marijuana use for those with debilitating conditions such as cancer, muscle spasms and chronic pain.  Since 2010, over 36,000 Arizona residents have obtained licenses to smoke or grow marijuana. In a recent state court ruling, a judge upheld Arizona’s medical marijuana law…

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Supreme Court Justice Retires

Happy Trials err…Trails, Justice Michael Ryan Yesterday Arizona Supreme Court Justice Michael Ryan announced that, after twenty four years of service, he will be retiring on August 6th, 2010.  Before beginning his legal career, Justice Ryan served his country honorably as a Marine Corps Lieutenant during the Vietnam War.  As a Marine he earned two…