Federal judge blocks California from enforcing tax return law aimed at Trump: report
Federal judge blocks California from enforcing tax return law aimed at Trump: reportU.S. District Judge Morrison England temporarily suspended the law, saying at a hearing that candidates, including Trump, could suffer "irreparable harm" if the law was allowed to take effect while lawsuits were litigated, the newspaper reported.
Judge Denise Casper noted that an exemption for searches at the border was "not limitless," and still Casper also rejected the government's claim that suspicionless searches would cause minimal harm, noting that agents could both look at past searches and were more likely to search people if
A federal court in Boston has ruled that the government is not allowed to search travelers’ phones or other electronic devices at the U.S. border without first having reasonable suspicion of a crime. That’s a significant victory for civil liberties advocates, who say the government’s own rules allowing its
Civil liberties advocates just scored an important victory in a bid to prevent. A federal court handling a has that US policies allowing device searches without valid suspicion or warrants violate Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures. Judge Denise Casper noted that an exemption for searches at the border was "not limitless," and still needed to strike a balance between privacy and government interests. That usually means focusing on contraband, she said.
Casper also rejected the government's claim that suspicionless searches would cause minimal harm, noting that agents could both look at past searches and were more likely to search people if there had already been a search before.
Judge refuses to toss charges against Coast Guard lieutenant accused in domestic terror plot
A federal judge on Wednesday reportedly declined to drop any of the four charges against a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant who has been accused of plotting domestic terrorism. Attorneys representing Lt. Christopher Hasson had asked Judge George J. Hazel to drop two counts of unlawful possession of firearm silencers against Hasson as well as a drug count against him, according to The Washington Post. They reportedly argued that the gun charges violate his Second Amendment rights.
The Fourth Circuit’s ruling applies only to forensic, not manual, searches of electronic devices at the border because Kolsuz only challenged the use of “We have no occasion here to consider whether Riley calls into question the permissibility of suspicionless manual searches of digital devices at the
A federal appeals court in Virginia issued an important decision today, ruling that under the Fourth In March, two judges on the Eleventh Circuit concluded that such searches should be treated the of 11 people who were subjected to suspicionless searches of their phones and laptops when coming home to the U.S. As Congress Can Stop Humiliating and Unconstitutional Device Searches at the Border .
The ACLU and EFF filed the lawsuit on behalf of 11 travelers (all but one of which are US citizens) who accused border agents of searching their phones and laptops without probable cause or warrants. In some cases, officials were examining highly sensitive data, such as attorney-client communications, business dealings and the contents of a work phone from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
It's not certain how Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement or the Department of Homeland Security will respond to the defeat in court. If this ruling holds, though, it'll force a dramatic change in border search policies. Agents searched roughly 33,000 devices in 2018, or four times as many as they did in 2015. The numbers could drop precipitously in the future if at least some of those searches are considered unconstitutional. This won't completely prevent abuse (officers might only need a thin pretext), but it could decrease the number of "just because" searches that do little more than compromise privacy.,
In front of Boris Johnson, Macron considers possible solution within 30 days on the Irish backstop
Boris Johnson believes that this device undermines the "sovereignty of the British state" and would prevent it from conducting an independent commercial policy EU rules.
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday 22 August that a solution could be found "within 30 days" on the issue of the Irish border (backstop clause) in order to result in an orderly exit from the United Kingdom of the European Union.
"As part of what has been negotiated, work must be done," he said while receiving the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the Elysee Palace, two days before the G7 summit.
"Technical solutions are readily available"
"I am, like Chancellor Merkel, confident that collective intelligence, our desire to build, must allow us to find something intelligent within thirty days." there is a good will on both sides, and that's what I want to believe, "he added to the press, saying that" the future of the United Kingdom can only be in Europe ".
The "backstop" provision on Ireland criticized by Brexit supporters in the agreement negotiated between London and Brussels, but rejected by the British Parliament, provides that, for lack of a better solution at the end of a period transitional, and to avoid the return of a border between the British province of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the entire United Kingdom remains in a "single customs territory" with the EU.
Boris Johnson believes that this device undermines the "sovereignty of the British state" and prevents it from conducting a commercial policy independent of EU rules. "The technical solutions are readily available," said the British Prime Minister in front of his counterpart, adding that the United Kingdom did not "at any price establish controls at the border."
"I want an agreement"
"I want an agreement," said Boris Johnson. "I think we can have an agreement and a good agreement," he added, saying he was "encouraged" by his meeting on Wednesday with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Angela Merkel, receiving it Wednesday in Berlin, had also considered possible to find "in the next thirty days" an agreement with London to avoid a divorce not negotiated between the United Kingdom and the European Union on October 31st.
The French president, reputed more inflexible, had then on the contrary affirmed that "the renegotiation in the terms proposed by the British is not an option that exists".
The French Presidency had also expressed its reservations about the chances of avoiding a "hard Brexit", widely feared by the business community on both sides of the Channel, saying that "today the central scenario of Brexit is of the "no-deal" ".
In front of his counterpart, Emmanuel Macron insisted on the respect of two conditions concerning the "backstop": "to guarantee stability in Ireland" and "to ensure the integrity of the single market".
ACLU is suing ICE for details on how it uses phone spying devices .
The lawsuit is calling for Customs and Border Protection to disclose exactly how it uses cell site simulators, and how often it's been used to target and track immigrants.The ACLU is suing after the two agencies declined to provide its documents related to International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers, more commonly known as "Stingrays." These devices pretend to be cell towers and connect with nearby phones, intercepting data detailing calls, messages and device location.