Jude Who Ruled NYPD Racially Profiles Punished

The Clinton-appointed federal judge that ruled New York’s stop-and-frisk program amounts to “indirect racial profiling” got yanked off the case by an appellate court that found the jurist “ran afoul of the Code of Conduct for United States Judges.” It was a painful spanking that one of the city’s newspapers said “generated legal and political […]

Forcing Defendant to Decrypt Hard Drive Is Unconstitutional, Appeals Court Rules

By David Kravets, Wired.com Forcing a criminal suspect to decrypt hard drives so their contents can be used by prosecutors is a breach of the Fifth Amendment right against compelled self-incrimination, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. It was the nation’s first appellate court to issue such a finding. And the outcome comes a day […]