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June 2014 Archives

Supreme Court protects privacy interest in cell phones

I wrote on April 28th about the oral argument in the United States Supreme Court concerning a warrantless search of cell phones. Today, the court decides that people's privacy interests  in their cell phones are worthy of protection under the Fourth Amendment, unless the police obtain a warrant to search them. 

Can Legal Marijuana Market Survive Moratoriums?

Clark County's two remaining commissioners approved a total moratorium on any marijuana businesses, including retail, growing or processing, in unincorporated areas of the county.  The ordinance is like one passed by Pierce County after the state attorney general gave a formal opinion that local  governments could regulate marijuana businesses to the extent of totally banning them despite the state law allowing them.