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Author: Brent Marshall

Could the iPhone X Erode the 4th Amendment?

September 15, 2017 Criminal Defense 4th Amendment, iPhone Law, iPhone X

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The FBI and Apple famously squared off when the FBI argued that the All Writs Act of 1789 entitled them to solicit Apple’s assistance in unlocking a potential terrorist’s iPhone.[1] The FBI knew they would be able to use a computer to guess the pin in about 26 minutes, but needed Apple to turn off the phone’s setting that only allowed …

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Navigating Taylor: How Much Authority Does the FAA Have Over Hobby Drone Flights

July 20, 2017 Drone Law Drones

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*Articles on this blog are not to be construed as legal advice, this warning is very predominantly displayed at the bottom of this page, but in this instance it is even more important. On the off chance that this article is ever copied without permission, please note that the law discussed is largely unsettled, the FAA is rewriting a requirement …

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Cake Bakers and Sexual Predators

June 28, 2017 Criminal Defense

Cake Bakers and Sexual Predators: Which Forms of Speech are Protected Under the First Amendment and How This May Shape Criminal Defense in the Future The news has been inundated with stories on the now-famous Colorado cake baker who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex couple, and the subsequent legal battle that resulted.[1] A less reported on, but nevertheless …

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How the “Internet of Things” Could Become a Liability

January 4, 2017 Criminal Defense

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James Bates of Bentonville, Arkansas claims he woke up on November 22, 2015 to find his friend, Victor Collins, dead in his hot tub.[1]  At about 9:30 AM Bates called 911 to report that he found the body after a night of heavy drinking with Collins and another friend. [2]  Bates claims to have no memory of what occurred, but …

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The Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative: Is it Final Step for Medical Marijuana, or One More Hurdle on The Long Track to Legalization?

December 9, 2016 Drug Charges

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On November 8th 2016, over six and a half million Floridians voted in favor of Amendment II, “Use of Marijuana for Debilitating Medical Conditions.”[1]  The electorate supported the measure 71% to 29%,[2] easily satisfying the 60% needed to pass.[3]  Here in Leon County, the electorate voted in favor of the amendment at an incredible 50% margin.[4]  The Florida Constitution mandates that a …

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