Is the Battle Over for Smart-Phones? Search Warrants Should Not Overcome Biometric Protections

By Sonthonax SaintGermain* In Riley v. California,[1] the Court held that a warrant is required for all searches of cellular phones regardless of whether the search is incident to a lawful arrest.[2]  The Court reasoned that the traditional considerations for the “search-incident-to-arrest doctrine” are not applicable to the capacity and nature of data stored in [...]

Issues in Using Free Web Resources in Legal Practice

By Paul Healey* and Paul Gatz** I.          Introduction Access to accurate, complete, and timely legal information is an essential component of practicing law.  Unfortunately, such access has historically been expensive.  The growth and integration of the World Wide Web into daily life has led to a popular sentiment that “everything is on the web, and [...]