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Man’s Best Friend Saves the Day, Once Again

By: Jesse Ochoa, Comments Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Usually, it is Timmy who pleads to his companion, Lassie, to find help when he is in a sticky predicament; this time, it was Joshua Horner, a man in Oregon who needed to find Lucy, a black Labrador, that could reverse […]

November 5th, 2018|Blog, Cases, Criminal Law, Evidence|0 Comments

Carpenter v. United States: Does the Government Need a Warrant to Obtain Cellphone Location Information?

By: Candice C. Izaguirre, Comments Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

The Fourth Amendment protects “he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures. . . ” Does this right apply to cellphone data?

In June 2017, the Supreme Court granted certiorari […]

iPhone Video Re-Recordings: Inaccurate Duplicates Under Federal Law

By: Yamila Lorenzo, Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Cell phones have become necessary devices in our everyday lives. The essential nature of these devices has lead developers to put everything a user might need in their daily lives into the devices, including powerful cameras. When looking through a tourist area […]

October 9th, 2017|Blog, Cases, Criminal Law, Evidence|0 Comments

The Use of Modern Technology Should Not Be An Implied Consent to Governmental Intrusion

By: Jessica Vega, Senior Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Recently, the United States Supreme Court (“SCOTUS”) granted certiorari in Carpenter v. United States, to determine whether the Fourth Amendment protects individuals against warrantless searches and seizures in the modern technological era, regarding cell-site-location information records (“CSLI”).  Pursuant to the Fourth […]

September 20th, 2017|Blog, Criminal Law, Evidence, Fourth Amendment, Supreme Court|0 Comments