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Federal Appeals Court Says Police Can Lie to Search Homes

  A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit, the Atlanta-based federal appeals court, in U.S. v. Eric Jermaine Spivey et al. upheld a police search defendants had challenged as “shocking,” even if police used deception to obtain the residents’ consent to search their home. Eric Spivey and Chenequa Austin lived in Lauderhill, Florida, and ran

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U.S. Prisoners Among Least Rehabilitated in World

It is often said that has the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Is that true? Yes. Statistics from sources like the World Prison Brief, an online database providing a look into prison systems around the world, show that America houses more than two million inmates — nearly 500,000 more than China, which

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Media Companies Denied Damages and Fees in Public Records Litigation

By Christopher Zoukis Five media companies, including The Associated Press, were denied statutory damages and attorney’s fees in an unsuccessful public records request filed in Cincinnati, Ohio. The suit, filed over a body-camera video from a police shooting, was denied by the trial court. The Ohio Supreme Court affirmed the denial. The plaintiff media companies

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