Tag Archives: Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution

Michigan Emergency Manager Law Upheld by Sixth Circuit

By Marcus Baldori Associate Editor, Vol. 22 On September 12, 2016, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Michigan’s controversial emergency manager law in a 3-0 decision. In general, the law provides that, when certain financial triggers are met, … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The case of Tamir Rice: race, self-defense, and the objective reasonableness standard

By Emmanuela Jean-Etienne Associate Editor, Vol. 21 On a cold November afternoon in Cleveland, twelve-year-old Tamir Rice sat alone at a gazebo outside the Cudell Recreation Center, a place he frequented daily.[1] In his hand was an airsoft pistol and, … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

In the News: Warrantless Use of GPS

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s warrantless placement of a GPS device on a vehicle was constitutional because probable cause existed to believe the car was being used for … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events | Tagged , , , , , ,