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SCOTUS Rules Law Enforcement Can’t Aquire Cell Site Records Without a Warrant

In a 5-4 decision (and wait until you read who), the US Supreme Court has ruled that cell site records are protected by the Fourth Amendment. Holding: The government’s acquisition of Timothy Carpenter’s cell-site records from his wireless carriers was a Fourth Amendment search; the government did not obtain a warrant supported by probable cause before …

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50 Shades of Swimming

We explore the problem of legislatures creating victimless crimes with unenforceable legislation like attaching flags to swimmers near boating lanes, and lapdog legislation.  Then the conversation shifts to the ineffectiveness of gun control laws and a discussion of deadly and non deadly force.    

Sister Mary LaHood – No Talking in Cars

(Originally posted Oct 11th, 2010 – Seem relevant to re-post this given that NH HB 1117 went to executive session yesterday.) Bloomberg reports that Transportation nanny Ray ‘Sister Mary’ LaHood believes that all cell phone use in motor-vehicles, including hands free, are distracting.  Well, no kidding Mr. Einstein.   Prior to the invention of the cell …

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Increased Cell Phone Use Coincides With Fewer Fatalities

The paper pushers at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), would like to ban all cell phone use in motor vehicles.  That includes hands free, hand-held, all of it.  But after looking at the collision and fatality statistics, and skimming through the NHTSA’s Dec 2011 report on distracted driving,  the thing most likely to accomplish …

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What Would We Do Without Studies Like These?

Someone has discovered that oral sex is a gateway drug to intercourse among teenagers. A three year study determined that teens who have oral sex are more likley to have intercourse than teens who do not. And if you ask the Baptists they will tell you that intercourse leads to dancing, or was that the other way around?