Monthly Archives: June 2014

Riley v. United States & United States v. Wurie, 573 U.S. ___(2014), June 2014.

*SCOTUS holds that cell phones may not be searched incident to arrest absent exigent circumstances or a warrant.* Riley Facts: Riley was pulled over for expired tags. The officer soon learned that he also had a suspended license. The vehicle … Continue reading

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Massachusetts v. Gelfgatt, — N.E.3d —-, 468 Mass. 512, 2014 WL 2853731 (Mass.), June 2014.

* Compelling decryption passwords from Defendants* Facts: Gelfgatt (an attorney) used his computer to conduct a sophisticated scheme of diverting to himself funds that were intended to be used to pay off large mortgage loans on residential properties. He purportedly … Continue reading

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United States v. Ganias, 2014 WL 2722618, C.A.2 (Conn.) June 2014.

Ganias appealed his tax evasion conviction on two grounds: 1) the district court erred in denying his motion to suppress his personal computer records, which had been retained by the Government for more than 2 ½ years after it copied … Continue reading

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