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DOJ: “Policies Should Affirmatively Set Forth the First Amendment Right to Record Police Activity”

Christoper Sharp v. Baltimore City Police Department, the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division reaffirmed the right to record police activity, stating that: “Policies should affirmatively set forth the contours of individuals’ First Amendment right to observe  and record police officers engaged in the public discharge of their duties.”  The letter also reaffirms that this right belongs to all individuals, and not merely the press. DOJ Letter to Baltimore Police Department  ]]]]> ]]>

Road to Nowhere

In Liminae: The Road to Nowhere

It takes us about six hours to drive to the rural state jail (that’s owned by two judges) the Feds contracted with to hold our client. Accused of computer crimes, he can’t effectively review evidence in jail – there’s no practical access to computers in the gulag. They’ve seized all his assets claiming they’re the ill-gotten gains of crimes the government can’t identify, and their computer forensics – if you can call them that – have no scientific basis and are full of basic errors and typos. In my decade as a federal criminal defense lawyer doing computer cases across the country, I’ve never come across a case where the government was so completely off.

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent

A defendant’s view from the trenches of federal criminal court This post is originally published to Substack. You can read and follow us there.

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