Monthly Archives: June 2014

SUP. CT. REJECTS WARRANTLESS CELL PHONE SEARCHES.

Posted June 25, 2014, by Edmund R. Folsom.   In Riley v. California, 573 U.S. __ (June 25, 2014), a unanimous Supreme Court held that, as a general rule, police are required to obtain a warrant before they are allowed to search for data

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A CONSERVATIVE CALL FOR LESS INCARCERATION.

Posted June 23, 2014, by Edmund R. Folsom.   Below is a link to a pretty good op. ed. piece about the overuse of incarceration as a response to crime. Most people favor jail and prison sentences for those convicted of crimes, except when

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MAINE CRIME RATE DOWN 9.1% IN 2013.

Posted June 18, 2014, by Edmund R. Folsom. Maine’s Department of Public Safety reports that Maine’s crime rate dropped 9.1% last year.  That’s remarkable!  The 2012 spike in pharmacy robberies tapered off in 2013, as overall

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BOND V. U.S., FEDERAL OVERREACH EXEMPLIFIED.

Posted June 5, 2014, by Edmund R. Folsom.   An interesting U.S. Supreme Court opinion was issued on Monday, June 2, 2014. In Bond v. United States, 572 U.S. __ (2014), the Court was presented with questions about the limits of the federal

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MAINE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS.

Posted June 3, 2014, by Edmund R. Folsom.   What shows up on a person’s Maine criminal history report? People who have been charged with a crime are forever raising questions about what will show up on their criminal record if a

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