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In an early application of a new U.S. Supreme Court precedent on cellphone records and the Fourth Amendment, a judge in Brooklyn, N.Y., has suppressed evidence that allegedly would have shown that a defendant photographed a child sex-crime victim during a trial.
With Bank of America Corp.'s $16.7 billion settlement over the marketing and sale of subprime residential mortgage-backed securities, prosecutors closed out the largest remaining government-enforcement actions stemming from the financial crisis.
Clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., subsided late last week, but the work for lawyers is far from over.
The "brutal and physically invasive" removal of a package containing cocaine during a body-cavity search of a suspected drug dealer without a warrant violated his Fourth Amendment rights, a federal appeals court has ruled.