Electronic Security Question to be on Michigan’s November Ballot

Michigan Supreme Court

Michigan voters will see a question on the Nov. 3 ballot asking whether police should need a warrant to search electronic data.

The federal and state Constitution protects against unreasonable search and seizure of people’s “houses, papers, and effects” without a warrant.

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Commentary: Congress Needs to Put a Stop to Asset Forfeiture

Members of Congress brought renewed attention to a legislative effort to halt efforts by the Department of Justice to restart one of the most controversial civil forfeiture practices, so-called “adoptive” forfeitures. The practice, part of the equitable sharing program, allows state and local law enforcement to seize property in their…

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