31 Alerts From the FOURTH AMENDMENT Tag


Fourth Amendment Wins in the Baltimore Plane Surveillance Case: NMA E-Newsletter #654

“Allowing the police to wield this power unchecked is anathema to the values enshrined in our Fourth Amendment,” wrote Fourth Circuit US Court of Appeals Chief Judge Roger Gregory in late June. The case, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle v. Baltimore Police Department, involved the use of aerial surveillance that continuously tracked and monitored the […]

The Consequences of Ignoring the Law: NMA E-Newsletter #628

At the urging of the late motorists’ advocate extraordinaire, Jim Walker, the NMA provided grant support for the defense of a Michigan man pulled over for driving over the speed limit in 2015. This wasn’t your typical speeding case, as illustrated by final closure earlier this month when the state Supreme Court declined to take […]

A Car’s Black Box and a City’s ALPR Program Put to the Test in two Different Courts: NMA E-Newsletter #566

Two motorists recently won Fourth Amendment decisions. Both cases will likely be appealed, and will have major privacy rights implications for how and where we drive our vehicles. ALPRs in Florida Raul Mas Canosa was mad and decided he wasn’t going to take it anymore. The city where he lives, Coral Gables, Florida, tracked his […]

Your Home is Your Castle . . . Until It Isn’t: NMA Newsletter #565

By Gary Biller, NMA President On a recent trip to Sacramento to walk the halls of the state capitol with Jay Beeber and engage legislative staffers on why an arbitrary lowering of speed limits in the name of Vision Zero is a colossally bad idea, I had the opportunity to have a nice dinner with […]

Motorists in Court—Latest Court Case Updates from Around the Country: NMA E-Newsletter #544

This time of year, many state legislatures have wrapped up their yearly bills, but courts never stop. Here are just some of the cases we have been tracking. The Colorado Supreme Court recently declared that an alert by a drug-sniffing police dog to detect marijuana and other drugs no longer provides probable cause for a […]

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