Month: February 2012

The 10th Circuit, Fricosu, and the 5th Amendment

Electronic Decryption Orders As can be read in our previous posts (here and here), a case in Colorado has caught the attention of the nation in its implications on the 5th Amendment to the United States Constitution. This case touches on the Constitution, fraud, sex offenses, electronic freedoms, and many other incredibly important topics. Yesterday, …

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Update: Fricosu, The 10th Circuit, and the 5th Amendment

U.S. v. Fricosu 2/23/12 – As we previously discussed in this post, the government wants to force the defendant in the above-titled case to turn over an unencrypted hard drive that may or may not have incriminating evidence in it. The district judge granted the governments motion to force the defendant to supply the hard …

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Notable Federal Sentencing, Crime and Defense News

The last few weeks has held a substantial amount of news concerning federal crime, sentencing, and defense news. Although there is not going to be an in-depth discussion on each topic here today, links are provided to source materials or detailed discussions and analyses. U.S. Supreme Court After a long break, the Supreme Court is …

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US Sentencing Commission Holds Important Public Hearings

February U.S.S.C. Public Hearings February is set to be a significant month in the world of the United States federal sentencing. The US Sentencing Commission has announced two public hearings regarding big sentencing issues involving federal criminal justice. The first hearing, announced Wednesday, is all about federal Child Pornography sentencing. A huge public reaction has …

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