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Collins v. Virginia

Collins v. Virginia is an undecided Supreme Court case heard in the January term. It involves Fourth Amendment protections within what both sides call the ‘curtilage’ – including areas of private property like driveways, parking patios, and open fields. Relevant to this case are two primary doctrines: the protection of

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Carpenter v. US

Nathan Wessler for the petitioner, Michael Dreeben for the respondent. Carpenter v. US has been dubbed one of the most influential Fourth Amendment cases of this era. According to Oyez: In April 2011, police arrested four men in connection with a series of armed robberies. One of the men confessed to the

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Ajit Pai: Either an Impossibly Misinformed Idiot, or a Willfully Ignorant Liar

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced his plan to remove ISPs from Title II regulation. The current Title II regulations establish that the internet is a public utility, and therefore service cannot be regulated, in the manner that websites cannot receive preferential loading speed, or service otherwise. In arguing for the

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McCoy v. Louisiana

McCoy v. Louisiana is a currently undecided case in front of the United States Supreme Court. According to Oyez, the facts of the case are that: “McCoy [the defendant] subsequently found new counsel to represent him, and his counsel advised him to take a plea. When McCoy refused to take a

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