A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit, the Atlanta-based federal appeals court, in U.S. v. Eric Jermaine Spivey et al. upheld a police search defendants had challenged as “shocking,” even if police used deception to obtain the residents’ consent to search their home. Eric Spivey and Chenequa Austin lived in Lauderhill, Florida, and ran…

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By Christopher Zoukis The Arizona Supreme Court has cleared up confusion in the state about the amount of suspicion required to legally search a probationer’s home without a warrant. Christian Adair was on probation for two felony convictions for solicitation to possess crack cocaine for sale. His probation conditions required that he “submit to search…

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