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Automobile exception doesn’t apply to houses: USSC

The Supreme Court of the United States of America recently held that the automobile exception to the Fourth Amendment does not permit a police officer, uninvited and without a warrant, to enter the curtilage of a home in order to … Continue reading

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No automatic arrest of husband in Sec. 498A cases: SC

In an attempt to curb the misuse of Section 498A of Indian Penal Code, the Supreme Court of India issued new directions that included an end to the automatic arrest of the husband and his family members. Section 498A of … Continue reading

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Google Earth ‘satellite image’ & ‘digital tack’ not hearsay: 9th Circuit

Does a Google Earth ‘satellite image’ and a ‘digital tack’ labeled with GPS coordinates hearsay? United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled it is not and upheld trial court conviction of defendant for reentering into Unites States … Continue reading

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SEBI can’t arrest without following due procedure: BHC

Expounding upon the powers of arrest and detention of a recovery officer of Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the High Court of Bombay ruled that a tax recovery  officer cannot arrest or detain a person without reasons to … Continue reading

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Powers u/S 156(3) and 202 CrPC are of different nature: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified the powers of the courts under the criminal justice system as contemplated under Sections 156(3) and 202 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (“CrPC”). Sections 156(3) and 202 fall under Chapters XII and … Continue reading

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Warrant required to search cellphones: USSC

In a ruling that will impact on the ability of law enforcement to combat crime, the United States Supreme Court ruled that a warrant is required to search the cellphones of the people they arrest. “Police generally may not, without … Continue reading

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Arrests cannot be made in a routine manner: SC

Expressing concerns over the misuse of the law to combat the menace of harassment to a woman at the hands of her husband and his relatives, the Supreme Court of India said that the arrests cannot be made in a … Continue reading

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